The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Joan Walley, Chair of the Aldersgate Group and former Labour MP.
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The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10247, 1–7 August 2020, Pages 301-302

This news report addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by highlighting how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global surge in violence against women and girls. The report highlights that lack of access to sexual and reproductive health services during the lockdown and thereafter could result in up to 7 million unintended pregnancies worldwide, and up to 2·7 million unsafe abortions and 11 000 pregnancy-related deaths.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10247, 1–7 August 2020, Pages 301-302

This news report addresses SDG 5 by highlighting how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global surge in violence against women and girls. The report highlights that lack of access to sexual and reproductive health services during the lockdown and thereafter could result in up to 7 million unintended pregnancies worldwide, and up to 2·7 million unsafe abortions and 11 000 pregnancy-related deaths.
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Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volume 74, August 2020, 102020

Contributing to SDGs 5 and 16, this article reviews the literature on gender-based violence and the drugs used to facilitate sexual assault, addressing their mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics, as well as drug detection times in human body and types of forensic identification.
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Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volume 74, August 2020, 102029

Working in a SARC is stressful and emotionally difficult work. Contributing to SDGs 5 and 16, this study provides valuable insights about the individual and environmental factors SARC staff believe are required to have a happy and healthy workforce delivering a gold standard of care to victim-survivors of sexual violence.
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The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 7, Issue 8, August 2020, Pages 682-691

This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by highlighting the risk of self-harm among female prisoners; risk factors included a history of sexual, physical or emotional abuse, family history of self-harm or suicide, as well as physical or sexual violence or threats of violence in prison.
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International Journal of Hospitality management, Volume 88, July 2020, 102397

The mentoring programme offers individual support for the mentees, and also begins to challenge gendered discourses of success in hospitality careers, illustrating that mentoring has an important role to play in both career development and in confronting gender inequality in the hospitality industry.
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The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10245, 18–24 July 2020, Pages 148-150

This article addresses SDG 5 by highlighting the need to tackle gender-based violence, which disproportionately affects women, through comprehensive sexuality education, which is described here as medically accurate, culturally and developmentally relevant information on topics ranging from gender identity, sexual behaviours, and human development to communication skills, empathy, and mutual respect.
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Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 82, 2020

This study assesses urban women's empowerment status using a multidimensional approach, advancing knowledge on SDG 5. They face challenges to their mobility and participation in household decisions.

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