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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.

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.

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.

WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN COVID - 19 RESPONSE

Monday, May 11, 2020

Like other regions in the world, COVID 19 pandemic is spreading rapidly in the in East and Southern Africa Region. Although the cases might seem low compared to other regions in the world such as Europe, America and Asia, the pandemic is in its early onset and the figures are changing rapidly and on a daily basis. This means that an action oriented approach is needed to ensure that the needs or women are addressed as it pertains to their socio-economic well-being.

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.

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.

Gender in the framework of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in West and Central Africa

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The R-GTG wishes to contribute to the efforts in progress to confront the current pandemic by sharing this note with the Coordinators residing in the region with the intention of encouraging and proposing tools to improve the consideration of the gender issue in the response to COVID-19. In this respect, it addresses the main risks connected to gender when considering the pandemic and makes a specific number of recommendations to respond to it.

Rapid Gender Impact Assessments of COVID-19. A guide to integrate gender into socio-economic impact assessments of COVID-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020

This note will help UN Women Country Offices in West and Central Africa, Governments and Development Partners to identify key gender impacts of the crisis to be considered when conducting socio-economic impact assessments of COVID19, in order to develop policy and programmatic actions to mitigate those impacts and to set the foundations of a recovery effort which takes into account women and girls’ needs.

THE KEY INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT AND RESPOND TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

Thursday, April 23, 2020

This brief highlights 8 keys interventions to be considered in West and Central Africa by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis. It also considers the economic impact of the pandemic and itsimplications for violence against women and girls in the long-term.

Gender Implications of COVID-19 Outbreak in Ethiopia

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

UN Women Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) calls on all partners to consider the sex and gender effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, both directly and indirectly. This will make certain that women and girls are kept in the front-line of preparedness and response.

Advocacy brief: Three emergency social protection measures to support women in the informal economy in the COVID-19 crisis

Thursday, April 9, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads in Africa, informal workers are hard-pressed to comply with social distancing or confinement measures, as they need to work to provide for their basic needs. Here are three things that UN Women country offices can advocate for to ensure that women working in the informal economy do not fall through the cracks in the current crisis.

Gender and the COVID-19 national response in Nigeria

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has profound gender implications which are likely to lead to increased inequalities. This brief highlights key areas for the integration of gender priorities and makes recommendations to governments and stakeholders for inclusion in the Nigerian national response plan.

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