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.
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