Global responses

COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker

The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes national measures that are directly addressing women’s economic and social security, including unpaid care work, the labour market and violence against women. The tracker is coordinated by UNDP with substantive leadership and technical contributions from UN Women. It is co-created by both entities and based on publicly available information, including media coverage, official documents, and other COVID-19 policy trackers. In some cases, information on measures was provided by UNDP and UN Women country offices. It can provide guidance for policymakers and evidence for advocates to ensure a gender-sensitive COVID-19 policy response.

Published from UNDP Website

Global Response Plans

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence…

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COVID-19 sex-disaggregated data tracker

COVID-19 sex-disaggregated data tracker

Tracking differences in COVID-19 illness and death among women and men We are currently collecting data on the countries with…

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EU global response to COVID-19

EU global response to COVID-19

COVID-19 affects us all. It does not care who we are, or where we are: everyone is at risk. As…

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Follow-Up Q&A: Gender Justice in the Global COVID-19 Response

Follow-Up Q&A: Gender Justice in the Global COVID-19 Response

Full Q&A with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Are there times when an important case/issue you wanted to put across the table did…

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Call for submissions: COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women

Call for submissions: COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, is following closely the…

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Business leaders MUST build back better by focusing on the vulnerable

Business leaders MUST build back better by focusing on the vulnerable

For business, COVID-19 should not just be viewed as an economic tragedy, but a socio-economic opportunity, said UN High Commissioner…

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Global Humanitarian COVID-19 Response Plan

Global Humanitarian COVID-19 Response Plan

COVID-19 is threatening the whole of humanity – and the whole of humanity must fight back. Global action and solidarity…

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Global Health Security Depends on Women: 5 Asks for Gender-Responsive COVID-19 Responses

Global Health Security Depends on Women: 5 Asks for Gender-Responsive COVID-19 Responses

Viruses don’t respect national borders, and the rapid spread of COVID-19 is due in large part to the ways power…

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COVID-19 and Women’s Human Rights: Guidance on the Impact of the Pandemic on Gender-based Violence

COVID-19 and Women’s Human Rights: Guidance on the Impact of the Pandemic on Gender-based Violence

Stay-at-home restrictions and other measures restricting the movement of people contribute to an increase in gender-based violence, a finding confirmed…

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Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women

Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women

The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality.…

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Operational considerations for case management of COVID-19 in health facility and community

Operational considerations for case management of COVID-19 in health facility and community

This document is intended for health ministers, health system administrators, and other decision-makers. It is meant to guide the care…

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On 30 January, the World Health Organization declared the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a public health emergency of international…

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