Nigeria

Nigeria, like many other countries, is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 2020, the number of confirmed cases continue to rise, with the government deploying different interventions to control the spread and address the resulting socio-economic challenges. Interventions have included lockdowns and various forms of restrictions to promote social distancing, as well as requirement of the use of masks in public places.

The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities across different spheres, from health to the economy, security to social protection, all with gendered impacts. Women and girls who are generally earning and saving less feel the economic impacts more. Unpaid care work has increased. With children out-of-school, deepened economic and social stress together with restricted movement and social isolation measures, gender-based violence is increasing. 

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Nigeria

Nigeria, like many other countries, is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 2020, the number of confirmed cases continue to rise, with the government deploying different interventions to control the spread and address the resulting socio-economic challenges. Interventions have included lockdowns and various forms of restrictions to promote social distancing, as well as requirement of the use of masks in public places.

The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities across different spheres, from health to the economy, security to social protection, all with gendered impacts. Women and girls who are generally earning and saving less feel the economic impacts more. Unpaid care work has increased. With children out-of-school, deepened economic and social stress together with restricted movement and social isolation measures, gender-based violence is increasing. 

Gender Working Group

We meet online on the third Wednesday of every month to discuss key issues, activities, opportunities, and ideas for collaboration. We have a long and growing list of resources on gender and COVID-19.

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Nigeria
Nigeria

Gender Working Group

We meet online on the third Wednesday of every month to discuss key issues, activities, opportunities, and ideas for collaboration. We have a long and growing list of resources on gender and COVID-19.

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