Gender and Data Resources Related to COVID-19

Topic: Health
Type: Knowledge Brief
Author: data Date: March 2020

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With the help of our partners and friends, Data2X has compiled a running list of resources and current reporting on gender and gender data as they relate to COVID19 preparedness and response around the world, including the current and anticipated impacts of the pandemic. This list is not exhaustive and intended for all to use. See something missing? Please email to share additional analysis, resources, policy responses or suggestions.

  1. Strategic preparedness and response plan for the novel coronavirus (WHO)
  2. Gender and the coronavirus outbreak (Council on Foreign Relations)
  3. COVID-19: The Gendered Impacts of the Outbreak (The Lancet)
  4. Playing the Long Game: How a Gender Lens Can Mitigate Harm Caused by Pandemics (Center for Global Development)
  5. Why gender matters in the impact and recovery from COVID-19 (The Interpreter)
  6. ‘Gender blind’ coronavirus policies could hinder disease fight (Sci Dev Net)
  7. Why Women May Face a Greater Risk of Catching Coronavirus (The New York Times)
  8. COVID-19 is not gender-neutral (Broad Agenda)
  9. The coronavirus fallout may be worse for women than men. Here’s why. (World Economic Forum)
  10. Coronavirus: Five ways virus upheaval is hitting women in Asia (BBC News)
  11. Why the Coronavirus Outbreak Could Hit Women Hardest (TIME)
  12. The Covid-19 puzzles that scientists are still trying to answer (The Guardian)
  13. Needs of female medical workers overlooked in coronavirus fight, advocates say (Inkstone)
  14. Call for Global Evidence on Gender and COVID-19 (Men’s Health Forum)
  15. Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response (UN Women)
  16. How Will COVID-19 Affect Women and Girls in Low- and Middle-Income Countries? (Center for Global Development)
  17. The Coronavirus Is a Disaster for Feminism (The Atlantic)
  18. Ideas for a Pro-Poor and Pro-Women Approach to COVID-19 (Oxfam)
  19. Women’s domestic burden just got heavier with the coronavirus (The Guardian)
  20. COVID-19 demands that we pay attention to who does the care work – and how we support them (Promundo)
  21. Column: Ease heavy burden of women affected by COVID-19 pandemic (Star Advertiser)
  22. From nannies to helpers, coronavirus spotlights Asia women’s job insecurity (Thomas Reuters Foundation)
  23. Delivered by Women, Led by Men: A Gender and Equity Analysis of the Global Health and Social Workforce (World Health Organization)
  24. Operation 50/50 Nomination: Women Experts Working in Global Health Security (Women in Global Health)
  25. Why We Need to Talk More About the Potential for COVID-19 to Increase the Risk of Violence Against Women and Girls (Social Development Direct)
  26. As Cities Around the World Go on Lockdown, Victims of Domestic Violence Look for a Way Out (Time)
  27. ‘Cabin fever’: Australia must prepare for the social and psychological impacts of a coronavirus lockdown (The Standard)
  28. Home is Not A Safe Place for Everyone (Huffington Post)
  29. COVID-19’s Gender Implications Examined in Policy Brief from CARE (CARE)
  30. The COVID-19 Outbreak and Gender: Key Advocacy Points from Asia and the Pacific (UN Women)
  31. The Anxiety of Being Pregnant During the Coronavirus Pandemic (The Wall Street Journal)
  32. Novel Coronavirus “COVID-19”: Special Considerations for Pregnant Women (Kaiser Family Foundation)
  33. As COVID-19 continues to spread, pregnant and breastfeeding women advised to take precautions (UNFPA)
  34. “The babies keep coming”: What the coronavirus pandemic means for people giving birth (Vox)
  35. The COVID-19 Outbreak: Potential Fallout for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Guttmacher Institute)
  36. Where Women Are Ahead of Men: Hand Washing (The New York Times)
  37. Women in Bangladesh promote hygiene in refugee camps amid coronavirus fears (Thomas Reuters Foundation)
  38. Global Solidarity and Cooperation to Effectively Address COVID-19 (UN Major Group for Children and Youth)
  39. As Coronavirus Deepens Inequality, Inequality Worsens Its Spread (The New York Times)
  40. Closing data gaps in gender (WHO)
  41. Do Women And Men Have A Coronavirus Risk Gap? (Forbes)
  42. COVID-19 resources to address gender-based violence risks (Inter-Agency Standing Committee)
  43. Checklist for COVID-19 response by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér (UN Women)
  44. As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks (UNFPA)
  45. Why we need gender perspectives in our global solutions to COVID-19 (European Institute of Peace)
  46. Gender_One Health and Infectious Disease Training Module (USAID, OHCEA)
  47. COVID-19: A Gender Lens: Protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promoting gender equality (UNFPA)
  48. As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks. (UNFPA)
  49. COVID-19: What does this mean for gender? (International Gender Champions)
  50. Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy (Feminist Alliance for Rights)
  51. Gender-Based Violence Case Management and the COVID-19 Pandemic (Gender-Based Violence AoR – UNFPA)
  52. Women, lower-income earners hit hardest by social distancing, Nous finds (Nous)
  53. Why women will be hardest hit by a coronavirus-driven recession (Fast Company)
  54. COVID-19: Women front and center: Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director (UN Women)
  55. Coronavirus: A Look at Gender Differences in Awareness and Actions (Kaiser Family Foundation)
  56. Guidance on COVID-19 and women, children and adolescents’ health (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health)
  57. Where Can Domestic Violence Victims Turn During COVID-19? (The New York Times)
  58. Sex, Gender, and COVID-19: Disaggregated data and health disparities (BMJ Global Health)
  59. How is Planned Parenthood Preparing for Coronavirus? (Bustle)
  60. We Can’t Forget Women as We Tell the Story of COVID-19 (Washington Post)
  61. How to Stop Coronavirus Lockdown Leading to an Upsurge in Violence Against Women (Oxfam)
  62. What does feminist leadership look like in a pandemic? (Medium)
  63. A Critical Need: Addressing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Universal Access Project)
  64. Apple is the latest company asking staff to work from home as the coronavirus spreads — but most workers don’t have that luxury (MarketWatch)
  65. COVID-19: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement (ReliefWeb)
  66. 6 razones por las que el impacto del Coronavirus afecta a las mujeres (Oxfam)
  67. ¿Quién cuida a las que nos cuidan del Coronavirus? (Oxfam)
  68. Cuidar, cuidarse, que nos cuiden en tiempos de COVID-19 (OnCuba News)
  69. The U.S. Care Economy in Crisis (Dalberg)
  70. Domestic violence will increase during coronavirus quarantines and stay-at-home orders, experts warn (Washington Post)
  71. A Gender Lens for COVID-19 (Project Syndicate)
  72. The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Minorities (The New Social Worker)
  73. Sex, gender, and COVID-19 (Global Health 5050)
  74. OPINION: Why we need women’s leadership in the COVID-19 response (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
  75. Protecting women is missing from pandemic management measures in India (Quartz)
  76. Interim Guidance: Gender alert for COVID-19 outbreak, March 2020 (Relief Web)
  77. Interim Technical Note: Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse during COVID-19 response (Relief Web)
  78. What Happens to Gender Equality in a Global Pandemic? (Girl Up)
  79. Feminist Perspectives on Strategy in the Age of COVID-19 (The Gender Breakfast)
  80. In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response (UN Women)
  81. Lockdowns around the world bring rise in domestic violence (Guardian)
  82. Gender economist Katica Roy: If we don’t act fast, women will bear the brunt of the financial crisis caused by coronavirus (NBC News)
  83. Utilizing evidence-based research to incorporate a gendered lens for the COVID-19 pandemic (Gender Action Portal)
  84. Planning for prevention: Spotlighting potential gendered implications of COVID-19 in Fiji (Individual Deprivation Measure)
  85. Infographic: The Shadow Pandemic – Violence Against Women and Girls and COVID-19 (UN Women)
  86. Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy (Feminist Alliance for Rights)
  87. Women and COVID-19: Five things governments can do now (UN Women)
  88. The gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the seafood industry (The Skipper)
  89. Covid-19 school closures around the world will hit girls hardest (ReliefWeb)
  90. The Lives & Livelihoods of Many in the LGBTQ Community Are at Risk Amidst COVID-19 Crisis (Human Rights Watch)
  91. States won’t collect LGBTQ data on COVID-19 — and advocates aren’t happy (Washington Blade)
  92. COVID-19 and the Displaced: Addressing the Threat of the Novel Coronavirus in Humanitarian Emergencies (Refugees International)
  93. Novel Coronavirus “COVID-19”: Special Considerations for Pregnant Women (Kaiser Family Foundation)
  94. The new coronavirus affects us all. But some groups may suffer more. (AAMC)
  95. Global rapid gender analysis for COVID-19 (CARE, International Rescue Committee)

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