UN Women impact stories: COVID-19 response

The “UN Women impact stories series”, updated quarterly, illustrates the human impact of UN Women’s work across the world, highlighting the partnerships that make this work possible. These stories share how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment because that is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, and provider of programmes.

The August 2020 edition focuses on UN Women’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the moment the pandemic broke, UN Women drew worldwide attention to specific tolls on women and girls. This selection of stories highlights how we and our partners quickly shifted efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the centre of the COVID-19 response.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Arab States/North Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Bangladesh; Haiti; Uganda

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Economic empowerment; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Health; Humanitarian action; Leadership and political participation; Partnerships; Women with disabilities

Resource type: Briefs; Impact stories

Series: UN Women impact stories series

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2020

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)