COVID-19 Series: Gender

COVID-19 Series: Gender

This rapid literature review on gender is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains.

This rapid study reviews the literature on how a health crisis such as an epidemic has adverse implications for gender, especially for women. Some of these implications include disadvantages in the formal and informal employment sector, increased caregiving responsibilities, and an increase in the incidence of domestic violence against women. It includes recommendations for designing and executing interventions both in response to the COVID-19 crisis and in creating resilient systems going forward.

Authored by Gunjan Jhunjhunwala and Vinaya Padmanabhan.

All Maintains evidence and articles relating to COVID-19 can be found here.

Full title: COVID-19 Series: Gender
Published by: Maintains
Country: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Global, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Uganda
Sector: Gender and equity, Health
Type of resource: Literature review
Date produced: May 2020
File type: PDF

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