Five Actions for Gender Equality in the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response
UNICEF is committed to ensuring gender equality is at the heart of our COVID-19 response, especially as it pertains to front-line service delivery, system-strengthening support, and advocacy and communications. We continue to work alongside our United Nations sister agencies, government partners, civil society collaborators and private-sector allies.
To that end, UNICEF prioritizes five core programmatic and advocacy actions that recognize the public health, social and economic consequences of this pandemic:
- Care for caregivers.
- Prepare for increases in gender-based violence throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Maintain core health and education services and systems.
- Engage women's and youth rights networks to support connectivity and the flow of vital information.
- Ensure gender data are available, analyzed and actionable.