In Brief: Women’s Needs and Gender Equality in Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response

Women and girls’ immediate and long-term needs must be addressed and integrated into Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 response, in order to ensure both women’s access to services and human rights, and to enable women to contribute to shaping the response. Based on lessons learned from previous outbreaks, this brief outlines gender issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and response in Timor-Leste, and puts forward key questions to be considered by COVID-19 decision makers in Timor-Leste. 

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Timor-Leste

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

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020