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Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart …

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Ending violence against women in the context of COVID-19

As the current COVID-19 global pandemic spreads through the world, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), and its grantees, …

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Women and COVID-19: Five things governments can do now

By UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia Governments the world over are struggling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. While some voices have flagged the …

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Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and robust measures around the world attempt to contain its spread, social impact of …

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Checklist for COVID-19 response by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér

UN Headquarters and UN Women offices around the world are either closed or have stringent restrictions on staff access. But the UN continues working 100 …

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COVID-19: Women front and centre

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director One thing is clear about the COVID-19 pandemic, as stock markets tumble, schools and …

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