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Understanding and addressing gender-based violence as part of the climate emergency

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Submitted for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Expert Group Meeting ahead of CSW 66th meeting in March 2022, this expert paper provides an overview of how climate change is exacerbating different types of gender-based violence. From intimate partner violence, domestic violence and physical, sexual and verbal violence within communities to sexual exploitation and child marriage. The expert paper also presents two recommendations to the CSW community: to leverage existing international policy frameworks and to support cross-sectoral partnerships so as to respond to the climate change and GBV crisis.

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