Bolivia: COVID-19 Emergency Response Latin America and the Caribbean Report: Based on Internal Situation Report Nº 14 (Jul 2, 2020)

Latin America

SITUATION OVERVIEW

2.138.141 Confirmed cases

85.247 Confirmed deaths

12 countries have total/partial quarantine and/or lockdows

COVID-19 has spread to all 54 counties and territories in the Americas Region

HOW IS COVID-19 IMPACTING GIRLS IN THE REGION?

  • As every week. the three most pressing concerns are: the increase in gender-based violence against girls as a result of confinement. the lack of access to education and the increase in care work that falls on girls.

  • Brazil reiterates its concern about the invisibility of girls in government actions as well as in reports of violence. In addition to concern about the possible increase in care work that may fall on girls now that adults will have to return to work.

  • Guatemala adds its concern about the interaction between COVID and the tropical storms experienced. which have aggravated the food shortage situation.

  • Paraguay also highlights the risk of increased child labour as a result of the economic crisis.

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