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An employee at the State Full-Time School Professor Jacimar da Silva Gama, located in the south of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, is seen taking the temperature of students arriving for class on September 14, 2020.

Preventing a “Return to Normal”: Addressing Violence against Women during COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, I have been collaborating with Amber Peterman and other researchers to improve understanding of how pandemics and other crises increase the likelihood of violence against women, track a growing evidence base focused on rates of VAW in the COVID context, and propose solutions for how donor institutions and policymakers should respond to this shadow pandemic and prevent a return to a pre-COVID-19 “normal.

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