COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (South Africa)

This report summarizes the findings of a Computer Assisted Telephonic Interview (CATI) rapid gender assessment (RGA) survey measuring the effects of COVID-19 on women and men in South Africa. The study was commissioned by UN Women and UNFPA to investigate the effects of COVID-19 and its associated movement restrictions on the socio-economic conditions of women and men, identify appropriate program interventions, and select advocacy messages that can be used to improve their well-being.

The work was guided by a steering committee consisting of members representing several organizations and used the uniform data collection methodology for RGAs across East and Southern Africa. The complete survey covers a broad range of topics including economic activities, agriculture, education, time use, feelings of safety, access to services, and contextual questions related to gender-based violence.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; COVID-19

Resource type: Data/statistics; Resource kits

Publication year: 2021