The COVID-19 pandemic has a distinct impact on women and girls that is both immediate and that poses the risk of exacerbating pre-existing gender and other intersecting inequalities. This crisis has exposed the structural and systemic discrimination that women and girls have long faced and who are now being differentially and disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Unless their rights are protected, their voices are heard and their needs are met, they will be further deprived of justice. European decision-makers must address both the immediate and long-term impact of the pandemic by implementing policies and other steps to eliminate further injustices and inequalities.
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