Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on functioning of safe houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Safe houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina are struggling to provide adequate protection to women survivors of violence and their children, as domestic violence is on the rise due to the COVID-19 crisis.

In March 2020, UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted a rapid assessment of the status of specialized services provided by eight shelters in the country to find out their immediate needs for sustaining their activities. This infographic is a visual representation of the collected data, available in Bosnian and English.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Bosnia and Herzegovina

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; COVID-19; Men and boys (masculinity); Gender power relations; Temporary special measures, affirmative action; Anti-violence interventions; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence; Women’s rights; Crisis response and recovery

Resource type: Infographics

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 1

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)