Gender Implications of COVID-19 Outbreak in Ethiopia

UN Women ECO - Covid-19 Update - Gender Implications - Apr 5 2020

The on-going response and preparedness to COVID-19 is to not reproduce nor to perpetuate inequities in Ethiopia, it is vital that gender norms, roles, and relations influencing men and women’s differential vulnerability to infection, exposure to pathogens, and treatment received are addressed.


UN Women Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) therefore calls on all partners to consider the sex and gender effects of the outbreak, both directly and indirectly. This will make certain that women and girls are kept in the front-line of preparedness and response.

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Geographic coverage: Africa Ethiopia
Subject areas: COVID-19 Health
UN Women office publishing: Ethiopia Country Office
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