COVID-19: Gender Resources

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April 23, 2020

This is a dedicated page on gender issues as they relate to COVID-19. It contains articles and resources on women, men and the LGBTQ community, along with guidelines and suggestions for healthcare workers and those working in low- and middle-income settings. 

 

 

Gender and COVID-19 Working Group

Gender and COVID-19 Working Group

“We are a global group of researchers, health practitioners, policy actors, and advocates who share resources and expertise on topics related to gender equity, women’s empowerment, human rights, and COVID-19. The working group includes expertise ranging from the biomedical sciences to the humanities. We meet online on the third Wednesday of every month to discuss key issues, activities, opportunities, and ideas for collaboration.”

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The Recovery Village Ridgefield

The Recovery Village Ridgefield, offers comprehensive addiction treatment led by specialists with heart and know-how. In light of the recent pandemic and the heightened levels of uncertainty, many are suffering from mental health issues such as stress and anxiety. 

The Recovery Village Ridgefield has some useful resources to help anyone struggling with mental health or addiction at this time. 

www.ridgefieldrecovery.com/resources/online-recovery-meetings/
www.ridgefieldrecovery.com/treatments/co-occurring-disorders/stress/
www.ridgefieldrecovery.com/treatments/co-occurring-disorders/anxiety/

Their sister website DrugRehab has also published the following resources: 

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CARE Reports: COVID-19 and Gender

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) AND COVID-19: THE COMPLEXITIES OF RESPONDING TO “THE SHADOW PANDEMIC”

https://www.care.at/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/GBV_and_COVID_19_Policy_Brief_FINAL.pdf 

 

WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? The Conspicuous Absence of Women in
COVID-19 Response Teams and Plans, and Why We Need Them

https://www.care.at/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CARE_Where-are-the-women-in-Covid-19-response.pdf 

 

COVID-19 Could Condemn Women To Decades of Poverty: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s and Girls’ Economic Justice and Rights

https://www.care.at/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CARE-Implications-of-COVID-19-on-WEE_300420.pdf

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Rates in the Transgender Community

Substance abuse and addiction rates in the transgender community are much higher than the cisgender community and 40% of transgender youth report being depressed, most, if not all the time. The transgender community has unique causes that could lead someone to drugs or alcohol. Thus it is important to raise awareness to these issues while also providing help to those in need. 

Link: https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/resources/transgender-community/

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Migrant Women – Opportunities for Work (Mi-WOW)

Mi-WOW is looking to explore, support, and overcome specific barriers that Migrant Women are facing in Ireland during their job-seeking journeys. Mi-WOW is designed to empower Migrant Women to reach their potential, rebuilding their confidence, and upgrading their skills to facilitate their access to the labour market and/or career progression in ways that are linked to their professional goals.

Mi-WOW offers:

  1. PUBLIC CONVERSATION HUBS
  2. RETURNING TO THE WORKFORCE TRAINING FOR MIGRANT WOMEN
  3. HIRING FOR DIVERSITY TRAINING

Link for website: https://www.newcommunities.ie/services2/migrant-women-opportunities-for-work.html

English: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ENGLISH-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

Arabic: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Arabic-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

Spanish: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Spanish-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

French: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/French-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

Polish: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Polish-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

Portuguese: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Portuguese-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

Russian: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Russian-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

Romanian: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Romanian-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

Simplified Chinese: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Simplified-Chinese-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

Traditional Chinese: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Traditional-Chinese-Mi-WOW-tri-fold.pdf

Survey Results Report: https://globalhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Mi-WOW_Survey-Results-Report_2020.pdf

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Small Grants for Women

Are you a female entrepreneur looking to start or grow a business? Then you probably want to know what small business grants are available for women. Whether you run a business in the UK or the US, we hope this comprehensive guide will help.  

https://www.aabrs.com/small-business-grants-for-women/ 

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Still Here Campaign Announcement

Ministers Flanagan and Stanton announce campaign to reassure victims of domestic abuse that support is still available despite COVID-19

  • Collaborative campaign between Government and frontline organisations to ensure victims are aware of, and can access, services
  • New, specially created TV and Radio Ads to air from next week
  • Additional funding and prioritised supports for victims provided

Funding Allocated under the programme:

  • Women’s Aid: €63,000 for additional resources to extend the Support and Referral Service (SRS), and the High Risk Support project
  • Rape Crisis Centre Network Ireland: €50,000 to support the work of local centres in relation to the provision of a confidential, data compliant service, and to manage information flows on advice and guidance to and from front line trauma support workers;
  • Ruhama: €8,000 for additional support packs for women seeking to exit prostitution;
  • Men’s Development Network: up to €39,340 for an extension of the Male Advice line, extra telephone support for the Men Ending Domestic Violence programme, and to deliver a promotional campaign.

For persons experiencing domestic violence
In an emergency, any person can call An Garda Síochána on 999 or 112.

TO FIND OUT MORE
TO VIEW THE VIDEO

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Gender Dimensions of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Irish Global Health Network and ESTHER Alliance are running a series of webinars on the COVID-19 pandemic. The 7th Webinar was co-hosted by Women in Global Health (WGH) Ireland, a new country chapter of the WGH Global Movement and represents the first launch event. 

IGHN, ESTHER Alliance, Women in Global Health Ireland and Women for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria have collaborated to publish a gender summary brief to mark a new country chapter of the Women in Global Health Movement in Ireland, based on the topics raised in this webinar.

ACCESS GENDER SUMMARY BRIEF HERE

ACCESS WEBINAR RECORDING HERE

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Gender Data Series: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls

On May 12th 2020, Devex and Facebook launched a series of ten virtual workshops to create a better understanding of the gender-related issues highlighted by the current pandemic and to share important lessons learned about how data can help inform better responses to the current and future pandemics.
 
By bringing together experts from across sectors, the practical series of virtual events seek to build the capacity and empower non-profits, development professionals, and key stakeholders such as ministries of health to better understand the potential and possibilities of freely available data sets for improving their response for women and girls.
 
 
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CARE + IRC: Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19

CARE International + International Rescue Committee

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. Disease outbreaks affect women, girls, men, boys, and persons of all genders differently, to say nothing of the wide variety of at-risk and marginalised groups. The compounding complexities of development and
humanitarian contexts can have disproportionate effects on women and girls, as well as those at-risk and vulnerable groups. CARE International identified the need to highlight the gender and inter-sectional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
To achieve this, CARE first developed a policy brief to review lessons learned from previous public health emergencies. CARE then adapted its Rapid Gender Analysis toolkit to develop the Global Rapid Gender Analysis on COVID-19, conducted in consultation with the IRC. This report is for humanitarians working in fragile contexts that are likely to be affected by the
COVID-19 crisis. It is organised around broad themes and areas of focus of particular importance to those whose programming advances gender equality and reduces gender inequalities. It seeks to deepen the current gender analysis available by encompassing learning from global gender data available for the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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GENDER IMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19 OUTBREAKS IN DEVELOPMENT AND HUMANITARIAN SETTINGS

CARE RAPID GENDER ANALYSIS

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Women4GlobalFund Advocacy Brief

The Global Fund and the response to COVID-19

“Women4GlobalFund (W4GF) stands in solidarity with people around the world as together we face the growing COVID-19 pandemic, and congratulates the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Global Fund) for taking early action to support countries with extreme vulnerability. COVID-19 has drawn into sharp focus the uneven vulnerabilities around the world, and specific threats for the safety of women and their sexual and reproductive rights and health. W4GF affirms and agrees with the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) asks of the Global Fund in the response to COVID-19 and also calls on the Global Fund to do more to tackle the uneven impact of the pandemic on women and girls affected by HIV, TB and malaria. COVID-19 magnifies gender inequalities and is already having an intense impact on women, especially those already living below the poverty line.”

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Pregnancy

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Health Workers & Gender during COVID-19

Website Resource Lists

COVID-19, gender and data: resources and reporting

Sarah Boyd: Director of Global Advocacy, Data2X | Policy and Strategy for Gender Equality and Global Development

Gender and Data Resources Related to COVID-19

Data2x

COVID-19, Gender, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Digest Sign-Up Form

The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health has created a digest of current news items focused on gender- and SRHR-related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIGN UP HERE

Centre for Gender and Disaster

Journal Articles & Reports

COVID-19: protecting health-care workers

The Lancet 

Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Jama Network – Open

Addressing sex and gender in epidemic-prone infectious diseases

WHO

Taking sex and gender into account in emerging infectious disease programmes: an analytical framework

WHO

News

Sexism on the Covid-19 frontline: ‘PPE is made for a 6ft 3in rugby player’

The Guardian

PES Women: Women are on the front line of the corona-crisis, yet gender-issues are being ignored

PES

Needs of female medical workers overlooked in coronavirus fights, advocates say

Inkstone

A Gender Lens on COVID-19: Investing in Nurses and Other Frontline Health Workers to Improve Health Systems

Centre for Global Development

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Domestic Burden & Care Work

Domestic/Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19

Women and COVID-19

The Impact of COVID-19 on Women

UN – Policy Brief

Checklist for COVID-19 response by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér
COVID-19: Women front and centre

(Facebook) COVID-19 Outbreak: Emerging Issues for Women and Girls and Gender- Sensitive Recommendations by UN Women & UNFPA

UN Women

GFF leaders warn of emerging secondary global health crisis from disruptions in primary health care due to COVID-19

Press Release: Global Financing Facility Investors Group

How Will COVID-19 Affect Women and Girls in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?

Centre for Global Development

Effective coverage measurement in maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition: progress, future prospects, and implications for quality health systems

The Lancet

Coronavirus: Five ways virus upheaval is hitting women in Asia

BBC News

Why Women May Face a Greater Risk of Catching Coronavirus

New York Times

The coronavirus fallout may be worse for women than men. Here’s why

World Economic Forum

Why the Coronavirus Outbreak Could Hit Women Hardest

Time

Ideas for a Pro-Poor and Pro-Women Approach to COVID-19

Oxfam Blog Posts

Column: Ease heavy burden of women affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Star Advertiser

Women Are Bearing the Brunt of Coronavirus Disruption

Bloomberg Businessweek 

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNFPA

Why women will be hardest hit by a coronavirus-driven recession

Fast Company 

Why COVID-19 Response Efforts Need to Consider That Pandemics Hit Women and Girls the Hardest

Global Citizen 

How COVID-19 Might Change Indian Feminist Narratives For Eternity

Feminism in India

Coronavirus puts women in the frontline

European Institute for Gender Equality

Including Women in COVID-19 Decision-Making

Women leaders are doing a disproportionately great job at handling the pandemic. So why aren’t there more of them?

CNN

Operation 50/50: Women’s Perspectives Saves Lives – List of 90+ women experts working in health security

Women in Global Health

 Elevating women in the age of coronavirus

apolitical

Articulos en Español

COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe: cómo incorporar a las mujeres y la igualdad de género en la gestión de la respuesta a la crisis

Onu Mujeres

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COVID-19 & the LGBTQ Community

PRESS RELEASE: UNAIDS and MPact

UNAIDS and MPact are extremely concerned about reports that LGBTI people are being blamed and abused during the COVID-19 outbreak.
UNAIDS and MPact call on governments and partners to protect, support and respect the human rights of LGBTI people during the response to COVID-19.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Trans People Need to Know

National Centre for Transgender Equality

LGBTQ community may be ‘particularly vulnerable’ to coronavirus pandemic. Here’s why

USA Today

LGBTQ People Especially at Risk for COVID-19, Say 100+ Organizations

Advocate Health 

 

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Men and COVID-19: News Articles

Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Men’s Health Forum: Call for Global Evidence on Gender and COVID-19

CALL FOR GLOBAL EVIDENCE ON GENDER AND COVID-19

The Men’s Health Forum (Great Britain) has called for a gender-sensitive approach to COVID-19

Access MHF’s ‘Toolbox Talk‘ here

FULL INFO HERE

 

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