COVID-19: Initiatives in Our Network

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The COVID-19 pandemic is harming health, social and economic well-being worldwide, with women in the center. These publications draw the attention to the gendered impact of the crisis.  

COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak

This article from The Lancet focuses on girls and women at great risk of COVID-19 – including female health workers and caregivers – and on what must be done to help protect and support them.

Why gender-sensitive social protection is critical to the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries

This post on the International Food Policy Research Institute's blog discusses how the current crisis is affecting gender relations, and why attention to gender in implementing expanded social protection programs is critical. 

Finding Money for Public Health, Green Economic Recovery & SDGs

In this opinion article published on the Inter Press Service News Agency, members of WaterAid’s policy team from UK, US and Southern Africa offices write about how the coronavirus pandemic underscores the profound fragility and unsustainability of today’s world.

From Global Coordination to Local Strategies: A Practical Approach to Prevent, Address & Document Domestic Violence Under COVID-19

This briefing paper analyzes successful interventions to make key recommendations for grassroots organisations working on the frontlines of gender and the COVID-19 crisis, as well as policy recommendations for the international community. 

Colonization, Homelessness, and the Prostitution and Sex Trafficking of Native Women

This paper seeks to illustrate the impact of human trafficking on Native women and girls in our times, with particular attention to the historical context in the United States and the interconnection between trafficking and housing instability.

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