The pandemic has tested and even reversed progress in expanding women’s rights and opportunities. Women have not recovered lost jobs and income, hunger is on the rise, and school closures threaten girls’ educational gains. Women’s participation in government, research, and resource management remains far from equal. Vulnerable groups of women, including migrants, those with disabilities, […]
How do the Global Financing Facility, Gavi and Global Fund approach health system strengthening in their policies? How is cooperation between the 3Gs in this area developing? What is still needed to translate this into country contexts? Through this new report, produced jointly by Cordaid and Wemos, we tried to answer these questions… Cordaid, & […]
Dear Joe Biden and Kamala Harris You will be taking charge of the US administration at a critical time for both the US and the world. The global covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 50 million people and 12 million Americans, caused the deaths of more than one million people, and is far from over. […]
The collection and use of quality gender data must be a priority for governments’ COVID-19 policy response and recovery efforts. We lack the comparable data we need to track the long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on women and girls over time, even though we know that data is a powerful tool to fight the […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the devastating toll on lives and economic well-being is already starkly apparent. In Canada, the COVID-19 crisis has had disproportionate economic, health and social impacts on cis and trans women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people, particularly those who are low-income, people with disabilities, are members of the LGBTQ+ communities, […]
By Anita Raj, Nabamallika Dehingia, Anvita Dixit and Lotus McDougal The literature on COVID-19 is shockingly vast when you consider that most nations have been contending with the impact from the virus for only about six months at most. Based on this literature, there are a few recognized cross-national findings with regard to risk and severity […]
While there is widespread recognition of global health failures when it comes to infectious disease outbreaks, there is little discussion on how policy-makers and global health organizations can learn to better prepare and respond. Serious games provide an underutilized tool to promote learning and innovation around global health crises. In order to explore the potential […]
Women hold 70% of jobs in the health workforce, but when a health emergency strikes we hear the message: ‘Step aside, ladies, men coming through to fix this’. The current COVID-19 crisis has been no different. Women are the experts who know the most about the health systems they keep functioning, day in and day […]
This study aims to analyze South Korea’s experience during the COVID-19 outbreak through a gendered lens. We briefly introduce the COVID-19 outbreak in Korea, scrutinize gendered vulnerability in contracting the virus, and then analyze the gendered aspects of the pandemic response in two phases: quarantine policy and mitigation policy. The authors elicit four lessons from […]
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