Women’s safety and health are at risk due to an increase in gender-based violence and trafficking due to the COVID-19 pandemic as stated by Nobel peace prize winner Nadia Murad. Nadia Murad activist for 27 years aged was sex-slaved by fighters of Islamic State Iraq.
She said that the lockdowns and travel ban to minimize the virus spread has unplanned outcomes on worldwide women. The risk of victimization and ferocity against most unguarded has risen due to the pandemic instead of decreasing human trafficking and gender-based victimization. There has been an increase in domestic conflict as reported in many countries, she said.
She said that domestic issues have increased in small living areas and they are increasing human trafficking hidden from Law. The few assets for protection, rescue, and reintegration have decreased due to which health and women’s security is at risk. The availability of mental help and health care is now difficult for women. In 2014, Nadia Murad a Yazidi Iraqi minority member was forced into sex slavery by Islamic State militants. Six of her brother and mother was killed by Iraq’s IS fighters. After escorting and getting refuge in Germany she became a women activist and In 2018 become a shared Nobel Peace Prize winner.
In topic LockDown and Locked in being against sexual violence and Human trafficking during Coronavirus pandemic she spoked effectively. This was arranged by her NGO which she founded in 2018 that works with UN Women and the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in support of sexual violence victims and rebuild community problems.
Being a UNODC goodwill ambassador of trafficking survivors shows hope that the focus of attention would increase the need to fight against gender-based violence and human smuggling on Monday at International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. 72% of women victims are smuggled and 77% of girls were trafficked for sex slavery as stated by The head of UN Women Phulmzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
She stated that the business is increasing for smugglers but that will make 47 million women into severe destitution. About 2/3 of anti-trafficking workers reported a rise in social propaganda by smugglers for sexual violation. The reduced approach to medical care has a trade-off between the Govt. capacity and the UN to report against contraventions, protection, and fight against indemnity. She asked for pressing and well-organized action globally and a proper response.
On the call against female violence about 147 countries replied to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to promote home peace as plans to control COVID-19.UN Population Fund goodwill ambassador Activist/Actress Ashley Judd denounces misogynism is taught to men who are involved in sexual crimes against women. In her online speech, she said that she hopes for the day when sexual and gender-based violence will be none specifically in the pandemic situation which is tough.
COVID-19 makes the gender equality fight more vital as stated by German Foreign Office Minister of State Michelle Müntefering. The head of UN Women Phulmzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. said in support of Murad and others who are fighting for a lawful equal society that they will not allow any gender-based violation and human smuggling to be hidden.