Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19

This Rapid Gender Analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on secondary data analysis undertaken between 12-20 March 2020, explores the current and potential gendered dimensions of COVID-19 and highlights the ways in which women, girls and other marginalised people are likely to suffer from the pandemic.

The Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19 examines evidence from past public health emergencies, as well as available data around how COVID-19 affects gender roles and responsibilities; access to health care, including sexual and reproductive health and rights; gender-based violence; decision-making and leadership; and access to information. It makes a number of recommendations for the global COVID-19 response, including on sex- and age-disaggregated data collection; social and gender norms analysis; engagement of women, adolescent girls and all marginalised groups in leadership and decision-making roles in preparedness and response efforts; and gender-sensitive support to frontline health workers.

The Rapid Gender Analysis is intended to be read as a compendium to CARE’s policy brief, Gender implications of COVID-19 outbreaks in development and humanitarian settings.

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: International Rescue Committee
  • Published: April 2020

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