Creating lasting impact: The power of women-led localised responses to Covid-19

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Date published
06 May 2020
Research, reports and studies
COVID-19, Gender

This policy brief highlights why Covid-19 poses a signicant threat to women’s rights, and makes a series of practical recommendations for Covid-19 response efforts to be driven by local women, including women’s groups, women-led organisations (WLOs), women’s rights organisations (WROs), and women-led networks, as decision makers and partners.

Investing in localised women-led approaches to Covid-19 will:

  • Support rapid and contextually relevant efforts to curb the spread and impact of Covid-19, reaching families and communities at scale.
  • Ensure the gendered impact of Covid-19 is addressed and the rights of women and girls are protected and prioritised.
  • Pave the way for sustainable recovery efforts, grounded in fairer and more gender-just communities and societies.