Gender in the framework of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in West and Central AfricaThe coronavirus (COVID-19)epidemic, which started in the Chinese city Wuhan (Hubei province) at the end of 2019 has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) January 30th, 2020. In this context, the R-GTG wishes to contribute to the efforts in progress to confront the current pandemic by sharing this note with the Coordinators residing in the region with the intention of encouraging and proposing tools to improve the consideration of the gender issue in the response to COVID-19. In this respect, it addresses the main risks connected to gender when considering the pandemic and makes a specific number of recommendations to respond to it.
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Languages available: English and French
Resource type: Briefs
UN Women office involved in publication: West and Central Africa Regional Office
Publication year: 2020
Number of pages: 6
Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)