At the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), we believe that despite the unprecedented challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created, it is an opportunity to build more just, peaceful and equitable societies.
To achieve this, it is necessary to adopt gender- and conflict-sensitive COVID-19 responses and recovery measures, which are based on reliable data and information on the gendered impact of the pandemic, including the information coming from local women peacebuilders and civil society. This is why we developed a global database on COVID-19 and Women, Peace and Security.
The primary objective of this database is to encourage and inform the development and implementation of gender- and conflict-sensitive COVID-19 response and recovery strategies. We do this by documenting the leadership of local women peacebuilders in addressing the pandemic, and by providing concrete data and evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on women, and on peace and security. The information in the database is therefore grouped into five main categories: (1) Impact on women and gender equality; (2) Impact on women’s rights and peacebuilding organizations; (3) Impact on peace and security; (4) Women-led responses: Humanitarian action; and (5) Women-led responses: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention…
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders. (2020). COVID-19 and Women, Peace and Security Database.