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Justice for women amidst COVID-19

Thursday, May 21, 2020

This rapid assessment examines how the impacts of COVID-19 are threatening women’s ability to access justice. The assessment reflects challenges faced by women and girls of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic groups, including those experiencing overlapping disadvantages and those facing amplified challenges in humanitarian settings. Cross-regional and local experiences are highlighted, and quantitative data is utilized where available.

Priorities for Gender Equality in Yemen’s COVID-19 Response

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The brief explores the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and its gender dimensions in conflict settings with a focus on gender-based violence (GBV), women’s participation in decision-making, labour markets and livelihoods. The paper outlines gender issues and recommendations for stakeholders and national/international actors with the aim of providing effective mitigation measures and actions in response to COVID-19.

Rapid Assessment on COVID-19 and Domestic and Family Violence Services across Palestine

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

This brief suggests that domestic violence has increased in Palestine due to the conditions created by the COVID 19 pandemic, which in most cases resulted in a lockdown of survivors of violence with their abusers. With families in lockdown, helplines are seeing a surge of cases requesting a multitude of services.

Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on The Access of Women Victims and Survivors of Violence to Justice and Security Services in Palestine

Monday, May 18, 2020

In this brief UN Women within the Sawasya II programme provide a set of recommendations on how to ensure that perpetrators of violence against women are held accountable, and victims’ right to protection, remedy and reparation is maintained.

Women and COVID-19 Pandemic in Egypt

Monday, May 18, 2020

In partnership with the National Council for Women in Egypt and UN Women, The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research - Baseera, issued an infograph for a survey on Women and COVID-19 Pandemic in Egypt. The poll was conducted on a national representative sample of 1518 females in the age group 18+ during the period from April 4th to April 14th, 2020, with the aim of measuring the effect of COVID-19 on women's lives.

Joint Assessment: Impact of COVID-19 on the SGBV Situation in Lebanon

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The joint rapid assessment assesses the gendered impact of COVID-19 on women and girls as well as their access to sexual and gender based violence services in Lebanon

UN Secretary-General’s policy brief: A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19

Sunday, May 10, 2020

This Policy Brief highlights the impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities and in doing so, outlines key actions and recommendations to make the response and recovery inclusive of persons with disabilities. While the brief contains specific recommendations focusing on key sectors, it identifies four overarching areas of action that are applicable for all.

Gender and Crisis of COVID-19 in Tunisia: Challenges and Recommendations

Sunday, May 10, 2020

This brief summarizes challenges and recommendations of the impact of the recent pandemic of COVID-19 in Tunisia on gender-based violence, access to justice, women and health, and women's leadership and political participation.

COVID-19: Gendered Impacts of the Pandemic in Palestine and Implications for Policy and Programming

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Based on preliminary data collection, surveys and meetings that UN Women had with more than 30 women-led organizations and woman leaders in the West Bank and Gaza, the report warns that the pandemic is expected to disproportionately affect women, create and exacerbate pre-existing gender-specific risks and vulnerabilities and widen inequalities.

UN Women Lebanon newsletter January-March 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

This UN Women newsletter is a brief summary of news related to women’s rights and gender equality in Lebanon during the reporting period. It also includes data and trends regarding the impact of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls in Lebanon, and on UN Women’s work at both the individual, community and national level, to respond to the crisis.

Online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls during COVID-19

Thursday, April 30, 2020

This brief highlights emerging trends and impacts of COVID-19 on online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG). It provides examples of strategies put in place to prevent and respond to online/ICT-facilitated VAWG and makes recommendations on how different actors can best address this issue. It is a living document that draws upon the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experts.

Women’s Economic Empowerment and COVID-19: A Snapshot of UN Women Response in the Arab States

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an unprecedented and significant strain on the global economy and public health systems. It is also highlighting, and magnifying inequalities and the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination faced by women and girls.

A Gender Response to COVID-19 in Iraq: A Guidance Note on Actors’ Engagement

Thursday, April 30, 2020

In Iraq, the UN system is committed to supporting the government to overcome these unparalleled crises, through the 2020-2024 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) designed to support the State and Iraqi people to achieve their National Development Plan targets, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. This includes supporting a diversified economy, preceded by reforms to encourage private sector investment, to make the country more resilient to oil shocks and to boost employment in highly productive sectors.

COVID-19 and essential services provision for survivors of violence against women and girls

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

This brief explores the implications for the provision of essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides recommendations for governments, civil society, and international organizations that are seeking to improve the quality of and access to coordinated health, police and justice, and social services for all women and girls during the crisis and provides examples of promising practices to date.

COVID-19 and Gender Equality: A Call to Action for The Private Sector

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an unprecedented and significant strain on the global economy and public health systems. It is also highlighting and magnifying inequalities and the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination faced by women and girls. The pandemic is moving beyond a global health crisis and morphing into a labour market, social and economic crisis, posing a serious threat to women’s employment and livelihoods, especially in precarious informal and non-essential...

Violence against women and girls data collection during COVID-19

Friday, April 17, 2020

This brief paper jointly developed by UN Women and WHO summarizes principles and recommendations to those planning to embark on data collection on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It responds to the needs and challenges to adhere to methodological, ethical and safety principles in the context of the physical distancing and staying at home measures imposed in many countries.  

COVID-19 Crisis Update and UN Women response in Morocco

Friday, April 17, 2020

The brief highlights the significant role women play in the response to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as health care professionals, home-based caregivers, and through their role as social facilitators and coordinators within communities. The response to the COVID-19 crisis highlights event more their essential contribution at all levels. In Morocco, women account for 57% of medical staff, 66% of paramedical staff and 64% of social sector civil servants.

Women's Needs and Gender Equality in Egypt's COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Based on lessons learned from past outbreaks, this ‘brief’ outlines gender issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and response in Egypt.

Impact of COVID-19 on women-led MSME's in Palestine

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Women Palestine Office conducted a flash online survey on the impact of COVID-19 on women-led MSME's employing up to 95 employees. The online survey was administered between 17-27 March 2020. In total, 301 women entrepreneurs from the West Bank and Gaza responded to the survey. The infographic report shows a summary of 301 women respondents across Palestine.

The Economic and Social Impact of Conflict on Libyan Women Recommendations for Economic Recovery, Legal Reform and Governance for Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding

Monday, April 13, 2020

This study aims to shed light on the economic and social impact of the crisis on women and girls and their prospects for employment, economic recovery, participation and empowerment. In this examination, the study also looks more broadly at the impact of conflict on women living in Libya and the current gender stereotypes and patriarchal social norms that shape their roles and

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