How to Incorporate Women and Gender Equality in the Management of the Crisis Response

Originally published on UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean website.

Crisis management or emergency situations such as COVID-19 can have serious impacts on the lives of women and girls, if gender dimensions are not considered. Issues such as care work, economic autonomy, physical or sexual violence, women's participation in decision-making, disaggregation of data by sex, gender analysis, and irregular migration are just some of the areas of concern that must be part of an effective response to the health crisis that the world is going through right now.

This document indicates different impacts and a series of recommendations so that decision makers can integrate the gender perspective as the key for an effective response to COVID-19 that integrates the needs of women and girls.

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Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa

Subject area(s): Humanitarian action; Crisis response and recovery

Resource type: Advocacy

Publication year: 2020