The impact of COVID-19 on women
Type of work: Policy Briefing, Position Paper
The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic.
United Nations (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on women. New York: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division.