33-year-old Nirmala Solanki* of Bajana village in Surendranagar district contracted the coronavirus five days after her husband tested positive for COVID-19. She had to prepare his meals, give him medication on time, wash his clothes and his utensils. She could not follow the COVID-19 advisory of avoiding contact with articles used by the patient. The […]
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had multi-layered socioeconomic effects on women and girls. Women have faced a surge in gender-based violence, exacerbated by confinement, overcrowding and socioeconomic insecurity. During lock-downs, women who carried out essential tasks, such as nurses, midwives, cleaners, and carers had to be at the forefront risking their health and safety, while […]
The economic downturn precipitated by Covid-19 is different from that caused by previous shocks. It is likely to have a particularly harsh impact on hospitality, retail, and care sectors that are female-dominated and dominated by Black and minority ethnic workers. At the same time, services that enable women, and especially disabled women’s, labour market participation, […]
Studies around the world are revealing differential and disproportionate socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women arising from the compounding effects of many complex factors. To contribute to the discourse and influence key decision-making, FP Analytics has synthesized evidence of the devastating gendered effects of the pandemic and current government responses, and provides recommendations […]
The first session of the Generation Equality Forum, held in Mexico City this past March, marks the anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25). Through the forum, governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations and others are working to advance global gender equality, […]
This article provides a contextual framework for understanding the gendered dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic and its health, social, and economic outcomes. The pandemic has generated massive losses in lives, impacted people’s health, disrupted markets and livelihoods, and created profound reverberations in the home. In 112 countries that reported sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19 cases, men […]
To complement Gavi’s Maintain, Restore and Strengthen Routine Immunisation guidance released last year, the newly-established Demand, Communities and Gender team at Gavi has developed a guidance specific to overcoming gender-related barriers to immunisation in the context of COVID-19. The guidance outlines existing gender-related barriers, how they have been exacerbated by the pandemic, examples of gender-responsive […]
This research looks at the unforeseen risks and impacts of the rapid responses, especially in relation to urban transport due to the COVID-19 pandemic that affected the mobility of urban women with low income. The geographic focus is on low-income countries, or women with low income in middle-income countries, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The […]
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in March 2020, mixed methods data produced by the Social Sciences Analytics Cell (CASS) and its partners presents a dynamic where pre-existing disparities between men and women in terms of health, social protection and economic status are being exacerbated by […]
The notable gendered socioeconomic, health, and human rights implications of COVID-19 have sparked a renewed conversation on gender data gaps and the risks of gender-blind responses that ignore structural determinants of health and undermine social justice goals.1 Higher mortality among men, disproportionate social, economic, and health effects on ethnic and racial minorities, high infection rates […]
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