Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women
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.
Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex.
This policy brief explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlines suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts.
- G7 Leaders Summit 2018-2019-2020 Highlights on Women’s Economic Empowerment
- G7 Leaders Summit 2020: Background Paper on Themes of G7 Leaders Summits (2012-2019)
- Renforcer le Soutien en faveur des femmes entrepreneurs dans le cadre de l'action face à la COVID-19 et du relèvement: Outil de Sensibilisation
- Appel en Faveur de l'Action des Acteurs du G7