WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN COVID - 19 RESPONSE

The coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) that was declared a global pandemic by The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 12th, constitutes a significant threat to the fundamental rights and economies across the globe. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not gender neutral, as it affects men and women differently. Therefore, a gender lens is essential to our responses to the pandemic, or else women will carry a disproportionately higher socio-economic cost than men. Globally, women are more vulnerable to economic shocks wrought by crises such as the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa

Subject area(s): COVID-19

UN Women office involved in publication: East and Southern Africa Regional Office

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 8