NOW MORE THAN EVER: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

Photo: Edwin J. Torres for the New Jersey Governor’s Office
During crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, women make essential contributions as leaders and frontline responders. But they are also hit harder by the health, economic and social impacts of the outbreak. Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen the #COVID19 response.

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway.
 
As frontline responders, health professionals, community volunteers, transport and logistics managers, scientists and more, women are making critical contributions to address the outbreak every day.
 
The majority of caregivers, at home and in our communities, are also women.
 
Additionally, they are at increased risk of infection and loss of livelihood, and existing trends point to less access to sexual and reproductive health and rise in domestic violence during crisis.
 
UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response.
 
 
 

 
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UN WOMEN: NOW MORE THAN EVER.