Elsevier,

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.
Elsevier,

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.
Elsevier,

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.
Elsevier,

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.
Elsevier,

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.
This article addresses SDGs 3, 4, and 5 by highlighting trends in marriage and fertility in girls and women aged 15-24 years in urban and rural China, and the protective effect of education in this regard. The study recommends scaling up provision of reproductive health services and improving access to education for girls, as early marriage and childbearing are associated with increased risks of intimate partner violence, complications in pregnancy, and reduced opportunities for education and employment.
Elsevier,

Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 87, July 2020, 102818

Contributing to SDGs 5, 8 and 10, this article compares wages and commute times between workers with and without disabilities in the New York metropolitan region and identifies the intraurban zones where residents experience higher inequities in wage earnings and commute times.
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 Monika Froehler, CEO of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.

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