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This comic book entitled “Heroines of Every Day” sheds the light on the different forms of violence against women in public spaces. The comic book has been developed in partnership with the National Council for Women within the framework of UN Women Egypt’s “Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls”, with the generous support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Egypt and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shrinking working hours, increased care burdens, and heightened violence have exacerbated the challenges that women and girls face. Unless action is taken, by 2021 around 435 million women and girls will be living in extreme poverty, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of COVID-19. This publication presents the latest evidence on the multiple impacts of the pandemic on women and girls.