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.
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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
Doubling down on Gender Lens Investing: What can investors do right now in the face of the COVID-19 crisis?
Investing in Women advisory on COVID-19
This brief highlights emerging trends and implications for women and girls’ safety in cities and public spaces, recognising the continuum of violence against women and girls in private and public spaces throughout different phases of the pandemic. It provides examples of concrete action taken at the local level in partnership with governments, grassroots women and ...
This document represents a living and evolving agenda for a feminist COVID-19 response and recovery and therefore is not exhaustive, definitive or exclusively representative but highlights key and emerging principles and recommendations.
Guidance note for action: Supporting SMEs to ensure the economic COVID-19 recovery is gender-responsive and inclusive
This document illustrates how the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in starting and retaining a business are likely to increase in the wake of COVID-19.