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Mapping women’s leadership in COVID-19: Can you help?

Can you assist by making a submission on COVID-19 and women’s leadership?

Women and girls are differentially and often disproportionately impacted by crises, including health emergencies, armed conflict, and climate disasters. Despite their relative social and economic disadvantage, history reflects that they are resilient and have great potential for transformative change at the household, community, national, and international levels.

Women’s leadership

The Leadership Sub-Group of the Gender and COVID-19 Working Group acknowledges that the whole of society loses out when we do not use the entire talent pool, including women – particularly those from under-represented and marginalized populations. To tackle challenges that threaten the progress toward good health and well-being, gender equality, and other Sustainable Development Goals, we advocate for inclusive decision-making by:

  • Disseminating knowledge and fostering collaborative research projects on women’s leadership and COVID-19
  • Providing expertise to on-going research initiatives, particularly on the frontlines of the pandemic
  • Facilitating a transparent, transformative, and supportive learning platform for knowledge sharing.

The Leadership Sub-Group is currently aggregating global research on women’s leadership in the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. These resources will comprise an open access database for use by researchers, advocates, policymakers, and general public to accelerate progress toward achieving women’s full and effective participation and leadership at all levels of decision-making (SDG 5.5).

What you can do

Please complete our form to suggest resources to be featured in this new mapping tool. We welcome links to policy briefs, scientific articles, news articles, blog posts, official communications, and others. We would love it if you would share this form with your networks. We welcome submissions from all sources (including the media, academia, civil society, governments, the private sector, think tanks, and multilateral institutions), geographies, and languages.