As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the global economy and society, it becomes more evident that the pandemic is affecting women and men differently and that gender-balanced responses are necessary. Governments and humanitarian organisations have come together in creating strategies for responding to the challenges arising from the pandemic, including the gendered impacts that pose as a threat to the safety, welfare and economic standing of women worldwide. In more ways than one, the COVID-19 pandemic stands in the way of Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Access our curated selection of articles and downloadable resources below to learn more.
Launching rapid response gender lens financing: The story of RISE
Women’s economic empowerment and leadership are key to COVID-19 crisis recovery—conference
COVID-19, economic crisis and gender equality in Asia
Women’s economic empowerment at a time of crisis: can COVID-19 be different?
Let’s make women’s economic empowerment part of the ‘new normal’
Innovation, reinvention and inclusion: Businesses responding to COVID-19
RISE Fund – A COVID-19 recovery response to support women’s SMEs in South East Asia
This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector workers and employers in Indonesia.
This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector workers and employers in Vietnam.
In this podcast, James Lette, Executive Director of Manila Angel Investors Network—a partner of Investing in Women in the Philippines—discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Philippines startup ecosystem and women founders, and outlines a blended finance approach to incentivise investors to back these founders.