An equity-based approach to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic

Portion of an infographic showing the some possible risks and suggestions to manage them.

As many countries around the world take measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19, the direct relationship between the pandemic and rising levels of gender inequality and gender-based violence cannot be overlooked. Every sector of society – government, business, civil society organisations, the faith and traditional leaders’ communities as well as individuals have a role to play to prevent the further repression of women and girls during this period, exacerbating gender, social and economic challenges. Below are some of the ways in which the Coronavirus pandemic presents as a gender and equity issue – and what we can do to prevent and stop the impacts.

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