A new UN report tracking government responses to the global pandemic has found that most countries have failed to offer adequate protection and support to women and girls to help them through the socio-economic crisis that is unravelling in the Covid19 pandemic.

Called the Covid19 Global Gender Response Tracker, the report assessed 206 countries and territories in terms of measures introduced to address violence against women, support unpaid care workers, and bolster women’s economic security. The results showed that while only 25 of the countries had introduced measures to address all three areas of concern, 42 countries had refrained from addressing these issues at all.

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