COVID-19 lockdowns in Asia Pacific threaten to ‘dramatically’ escalate a ‘silent emergency’

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A new report highlights an increase in online abuse in the Philippines, with aid groups concerned economic fallout from the pandemic could fuel exploitation and child marriage in South Asia, reversing years of hard-won gains to end those practices.

Written by Erin Handley
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COVID-19 lockdowns in Asia Pacific threaten to ‘dramatically’ escalate a ‘silent emergency’

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