Women refugees on the front lines of COVID-19 response.

Author:

UN Women.

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Date:

2020

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Theme:

Gender and Pandemics

Language:

English

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UN Women. (2020). Women refugees on the front lines of COVID-19 response.

From sharing information on how to prevent the virus spread in Bangladesh to sewing protective face masks in Kenya, women refugees have stepped up to protect their communities and they cannot afford to be invisible in recovery plans. This report provides an analysis on the prevalence and experiences of women refugees in the emergency response to COVID-19. Incorporating real-life experiences of refugee women in Bangladesh, Ukraine, Jordan, and Kenya, the report aims to bring forward the voices and insights of women refugees who have been on the front lines of the pandemic.