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The National Council for Women released the first national study on “Violence against Women with Disabilities” in February 2022, which is one of the first studies globally on such topic. The results of the study are based on surveying 6000 recipients of “Takaful and Karama” program, implemented by the Ministry of Social Solidarity. The study presents knowledge on the different forms of violence, its underlying causes, and the ability to access services as well as the experiences of women with disabilities in Egypt, focusing on the intersectionality between gender, disability and poverty.
This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations, in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis, with examples of actions already taken.