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UNSG calls for efforts to protect women rights amid Covid-19 pandemic

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

12th Jul, 2020. 09:13 am
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Coronavirus pandemic has exposed global inequality, UN chief

United Stations (UN) Secretary-General UNSG Antonio Guterres has called for efforts to protect the health and rights of women and girls in the wake of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

In a message on Sunday, Guterres said corona virus is deepening existing inequalities and vulnerabilities particularly for women and girls.

He warned that with many countries on lockdown and health systems struggling to cope with Covid-19 these issues side lined and gender-based violence on the rise.

Furthermore Guterres stressed that we cannot allow the Coronavirus pandemic to reverse progress we have made towards these goals.

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