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Rapid Assessment of the Situations of Women Migrating from, into and through Niger

Monday, October 4, 2021

This Rapid Assessment, the first of its kind in Niger, aims to highlight the challenges that women may face migrating from, into and through the country. It has been developed based on a desk review of existing literature as well as information received from questionnaires completed by relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations and interviews with UN agencies and other development partners. However, the availability of comprehensive sex-disaggregated data in Niger is limited. As...

COVID-19 Gender Assessment (Ethiopia)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ethiopia was reported in March 2020, and the prime minister declared a state of emergency in April 2020. This resulted in the prohibition of interregional public transport and public gatherings, school closures across the country and the introduction of other public health measures to reduce the person-to-person transmission of the virus.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (Malawi)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

In Malawi, there have been 9,991 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 275 confirmed deaths. Initially reported predominantly in towns, the cases here have now spread to the community level and efforts are being invested to prevent further spread of the disease.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (Mozambique)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The first official case in Mozambique was identified in March 2020. The Government announced a State of Emergency and placed the country on a Level 3 alert at the beginning of April 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (44,600) and reported case fatality ratio of 0.8% have been relatively low for the East and Southern Africa region.

COVID-19 Gender Assessment (Kenya)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

COVID-19 is arguably one of the biggest pandemics to hit the world in recent times. Globally, it has affected the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as governments across the world have focused on implementing containment measures.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (Rwanda)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic roll through societies and economies across the globe, women and girls are expected to bear the heaviest impact.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (Uganda)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Uganda reported its first case of COVID-19 on 21 March 2020. While Uganda’s tightly controlled response helped stem the spread of the virus, it also resulted in significant damage to the economy with especially dire consequences for women already living in poverty and those without formal jobs. Uganda has been a net recipient of migrants and refugees for some time.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (South Africa)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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.

UN WOMEN West and Central Africa 2020 Annual Report

Monday, August 23, 2021

The UN Women WCARO annual report aims to share information about the regional office's activities on women empowerment and gender equality in 2020. The said year has been a particularly difficult year around the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. In West and Central Africa (WCA), women and girls were particularly vulnerable to the crisis. To counter these burdens and build medium and long- term recovery measures, the UN Women WCA Regional Office successfully provided multi-faceted assistance...

Zanzibar's SDGs Gender Indicators

Saturday, August 21, 2021

This publication highlights findings from the Zanzibar SDGs Gender Indicators Study in the form of infographics. The infographics showcase findings from each of the sectors covered in the report namely: Poverty and Hunger, Health, Decent Work, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Key Messages and the COVID-19 Context, and Recommendations.

Report on the UN Women global response to COVID-19

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

This global report provides a synthesis of the work of UN Women during 2020 to ensure a gender-sensitive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in ending violence against women, economic empowerment, leadership, gender data, and humanitarian contexts.

UN Women impact stories series

Monday, October 5, 2020

This series, updated quarterly, illustrates the human impact of UN Women’s work across the world, highlighting the partnerships that make this work possible. These stories share how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls

Brief Gender Responsive Prevention and Management of COVID-19 in WCAR

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19) has now spread to all the 25 countries in West and Central Africa (WCA). This rapid evolution of COVID-19 in Africa is deeply worrisome. The coronavirus is a threat to the world and to all countries of our region, many of whom just recovered from the Ebola pandemic (such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia). The region was already fragilized by conflict, violent extremism, and a very alarming humanitarian situation. The pandemic risks to be graver in refugee camps and IDPs camps in conflict or post-conflict areas.

REVIEW OF COVID - 19 RELATED SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES AND RELATED RESEARCH

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Given limited data availability, the immediate response of UN Country Teams has been to initiate socio-economic impact assessment studies, primarily based on the analysis of secondary data and information, but also sometimes including primary data collection based on telephonic interviews, SMS or online surveys.

COVID - 19 RESPONSE MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN HEALTH SECTOR

Monday, May 11, 2020

The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for all sectors, but much more the health sector. The outbreak that was declared a global pandemic by WHO on March 11th has affected 2.5 million people and killed about 177,600 as of April 21, 2020.

WOMEN'S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION FOR COVID - 19 RESPONSE

Monday, May 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an additional threat to the right to life and health as it continuously depicts the vulnerability of systems/structures whilst testing the resilience of society. Against this landscape, we are further challenged to tackle the health as well as the socio-economic impact of this pandemic.

MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN WATER AND SANITATION IN COVID - 19 RESPONSE

Monday, May 11, 2020

Washing hands and maintaining good hygiene is central to preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19, but not community has readily available soap and water. Often households in high density population areas, such as informal settlements and overcrowded camps, are reliant on water trucking which comes at a cost.

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN COVID - 19 RESPONSE

Monday, May 11, 2020

Violence against women is a life-threatening human rights issue that violates international, regional and national human rights law and principles of gender equality. It is also a threat to mutual peaceful coexistence of families, communities and hinders the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic and national, regional and global recovery efforts.

WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY ON COVID - 19 RESPONSE

Monday, May 11, 2020

COVID-19 can act as a driver of conflict and inflame social instability, fuel distrust and misinformation and amplify pre existing inequalities from high protection risks, limited access to social protection programmes including emergency response plans, human rights violations, increase in transnational and organized crime, trafficking of women, access to health services and increased domestic violence, including sexual extortion, exploitation and abuse.

MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN COVID - 19 RESPONSE IN REFUGEE AND IDP CAMPS

Monday, May 11, 2020

The already dire economic status of many of the displaced will become even more precarious with attention of the donors to COVID-19 prevention and health management needs. The visible absence of women in camp management structures will deepen the marginalization of women’s needs and their influence in decision making.

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