This publication summarizes the data, research and policy work produced by UN Women on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls, including how it is affecting extreme poverty, employment, health, unpaid care and violence against women and girls. The publication also brings into focus the paucity of gender data and calls for greater investment and prioritization of data on the gendered effects of the crisis. The report draws on the UN Secretary-General’s policy brief on COVID-19 and women, UN Women Spotlight on Gender, COVID-19 and the SDGs, UN Women thematic policy briefs focused on COVID-19, as well emerging data from UN Women’s rapid gender assessments.
This paper is aligned with tha Sustainable Development Goal 5 concerning gender equality and is fifth of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015.
Source: Oxfam India Repository
People Involved: Ankit Vyas