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Africa: Guidelines for African States to protect the rights of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic

, Index number: AFR 01/2285/2020

Any measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic must uphold and protect human rights, including basic rights such as access to food and water, shelter and health services. States must ensure that their responses include a gender approach in order to guarantee the rights of all women and girls to live free of gender-based discrimination and violence, and to access essential sexual and reproductive health services, commodities and information.

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