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11 July 2020 - 11 July 2020

Worldwide

World Population Day

The COVID-19 crisis has taken a staggering toll on people, communities and economies everywhere. But not everyone is affected equally. Women, who account for the largest share of front-line health workers, for example, are disproportionately exposed to the coronavirus. Supply chains around the world are being disrupted, impacting the availability of contraceptives and heightening the risk of unintended pregnancy. As countries are on lockdown and health systems struggle to cope, sexual and reproductive health services are being sidelined and gender-based violence is on the rise.

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19 June 2020 - 19 June 2020

Worldwide

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 19 was proclaimed the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of

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16 June 2020 - 16 June 2020

Worldwide

International Day of the African Child

The Day of the African Child, initiated by the Organization of African Unity in 1991, is celebrated on June 16 every year to mark the Soweto Uprising in South Africa in 1976 and to raise awareness of the need to improve the quality of education provided to African children.

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