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Gender and COVID-19 project

By Erica N. Rosser

We are a multidisciplinary group of academics from across the globe collaborating to shine light on the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team is committed to generating and sharing evidence, analysis, and tools to inform public health policies and government responses to COVID-19.  Learn more about our team.

What can you expect to find here?

We encourage you to see this website as a repository of information and also a call to action. Our website features work and voices from a diverse cross-section of academia, civil society, government, and multi-lateral organizations. We invite you to contribute, use the resources available and definitely come back for more. 

Collection of resources

The website houses a searchable collection of articles, briefs, reports and more related to gender, policies, and pandemic response. This growing library of evidence was created to provide timely knowledge that academics, health practitioners and policy makers can use to support work on COVID-19.

Online Gender Matrix

Pandemic responses require practical tools that can be used to analyze how social and economic factors interact to impact the health and wellbeing of people of different genders. Learn more about our COVID-19 Gender Matrix. Click on any of the cells for definitions of the type of information to include at the intersection of each domain as well as links to country specific examples of news and web content for Canada, China, Hong Kong and the UK.   


The Gender and COVID-19 website is a dynamic platform and we will add content as the project develops:

  • We will continue to populate the gender matrix and add resources and data to the online library
  • We will develop and disseminate an online COVID-19 Gender Assessment Toolkit to support pandemic responses
  • We will analyze how COVID-19 policies respond to gendered impacts, and conduct case studies and surveys on the economic effects of the outbreak in several low- and middle-income countries

Get involved!

Join the Gender and COVID-19 Working Group. A diverse and growing community of more than 300 members communicate and meet online to share resources and to support work on gender, equity and COVID-19. Learn more about members and their work.   

We also encourage you to connect with us to share your questions and ideas. Let us know about projects, activities or events related to gender and COVID-19. Come and help out!