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Gender Alert on Covid-19 Lebanon - Issue 3

The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are partnering to provide periodic Lebanon specific gender and COVID-19 alerts throughout the public health crisis, and its ensuing economic crisis1. These updates aim to a) provide observations from front line responders on issues of gender equality in Lebanon, b) compile available secondary data on these issues into one reference point, c) consolidate guidance and programmatic tools related to gender issues and d) offer recommendations to support a more gender equitable response. This issue of the Gender Alert on COVID-19 focuses on access to justice and gender-based violence, and has been prepared in partnership with the Inter-Agency Sexual and Gender Based Violence Task Force (SGBV TF) in Lebanon.