Gender Snapshot: COVID-19 in the Philippines

Women and girls in the Philippines are facing distinct challenges to their safety and well-being during COVID-19, such as access to healthcare services, gender-based violence and other human rights violations, and economic insecurity. While not all the impacts of COVID-19 are fully understood yet, it is evident that the gender and social inequalities that existed in the Philippines before the pandemic are now exacerbated. Our brief provides a snapshot of the issues facing women and girls in the Philippines during this crisis.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Philippines

Subject area(s): Health; COVID-19; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020