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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The impact of COVID-19 on the private sector in Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines
Challenging gender norms, reinventing gender roles and collaborating in the face of a pandemic
Unlocking the lockdown: The gendered effects of COVID-19 on achieving the SDGS in Asia and the Pacific
Launching rapid response gender lens financing: The story of RISE
Women’s SMEs in the Philippines get boost for COVID-19 recovery with new partnership between Investing in Women and the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc.
New USD10 million impact fund launches in Indonesia to promote women entrepreneurs
This paper analyses the relationship between national female leaders and their effectiveness in handling the COVID-crisis.
The report shows a strong and convincing causal relationship between increasing the share of women in leadership and subsequent improvements in company performance. The findings in this report provide clear support for the business case for increasing the number of women in senior leadership positions.
This report aims to help organisations better understand the benefits of flexible ways of working and how it can be effectively implemented. It supports an immediate priority of returning to the office and onsite environments (where and when safe to do so), while wholeheartedly seizing the momentum on flexible working. It envisages a future where ...