COVID-19 and women’s rights organizations: Bridging response gaps and demanding a more just future

Authors/editor(s): Victoria Díaz-García, Giorgina Piperone, Constanza Tabbush, and Loui Williams

This brief provides evidence of the different ways in which women’s rights organizations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the predicament that many of them face of increased relevance and demand at the same time as civic closure, restrictive work conditions, and diminishing funding.

By showcasing the critical roles these organizations are playing in the context of the pandemic as essential service providers, advocates, and watchdogs, this brief also identifies a set of recommendations to strengthen them in the immediate term and pave the way for a more equal post-COVID future.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Civil society participation; COVID-19; Gender equality and inequality; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Health; Leadership and political participation; Women’s movements

Resource type: Briefs

Series: UN Women policy brief series

UN Women office involved in publication: Headquarters Offices

Publication year: 2021

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