THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON WOMEN AND GIRLS IN EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA.
This study analyses the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in 13 countries where UN Women has presence in the East and Southern Region of Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa (multi-country office), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe). The report provides useful information that various stakeholders, particularly non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, governments and other non-State actors, could consider in the COVID-19 response and recovery. This study builds on UN Women’s achievements and experience in supporting women and girls during the COVID pandemic within the East and Southern Africa Region and other parts of the world. Given the widespread impact of COVID-19, communities, particularly women and girls, should play a critical role and be at the centre of the response and recovery. It provides shared learning experiences on the gendered impacts of COVID-19. It also provides women and girls with an opportunity to voice their experiences, concerns and capacities in responding to COVID-19 and, more importantly, how they can be effectively engaged in recovery and resilience-building interventions in future.