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Pandemic leads rise in violence on women in Arab societies, UN study finds

Posted on AllSides January 29th, 2021
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Arab women have been disproportionately affected by measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus and domestic violence has increased in the Arab region, according to a report published by the UN Women organization.

UN Women’s Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) conducted an online survey in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen, focusing on gender roles, attitudes and practices related to violence against females.

A total of 16,462 female and male participants took part in the study, which was published in August 2020....

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