COVID-19: A Gender Lens

COVID-19: A Gender Lens (UNFPA, Technical Brief, March 2020, 8p)

Key messages on protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promoting gender equality, e.g. pandemics worsen existing inequalities for women and girls. Other key messages: in times of crisis, women and girls may be at higher risk of intimate partner violence; provision of family planning services may be impacted as supply chains undergo stress from pandemic response; provision of mental health services and psychosocial support is a critical part of the response; all health workers must have personal protective equipment, etc.

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