Gender matters: COVID-19’s outsized impact on displaced women and girls. 

Author:

Cone, D.,

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Date:

2020

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Theme:

Gender and Pandemics

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Cone, D., (2020). Gender matters: COVID-19’s outsized impact on displaced women and girls. Refugees International.

Within displaced communities, women and girls are at great risk due to cultural norms, underrepresentation, and further challenges which marginalise them socially, politically, and economically. COVID-19 and other pandemics exacerbate these existing vulnerabilities. This issue brief tackles this and takes a detailed look at the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on displaced women and girls globally and focuses on 6 key themes: livelihoods and education, access to health services, WASH services, GBV, and information sharing and leadership, and targeted data collection. The brief concludes by providing recommendations for governments, international organisations, NGOs, and donors.