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West Africa Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19

This rapid gender analysis finds that women are excluded from information sharing on COVID-19 and from key high level decision making processes at national and regional level, across West Africa. Despite this, the analysis also reveals how coronavirus is creating opportunities to disrupt deeply entrenched gender inequalities.

CARE interviewed a total of 266 people (52% women and 48% men) representing the communities, technical and health ministries, UN agencies and international NGOs and women's rights organisations across 12 countries in West Africa. The analysis was conducted in April 2020 using a do no harm approach, with a focus on mitigating the risk to CARE staff and communities data collection was done remotely by phone, using instant messaging services, or when appropriate face-to-face using distancing measures.

  • Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ghana, Mali, Niger
  • Published: May 2020

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