ACTION BRIEF: Beyond the Lockdowns: Women, Peace & Security and COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific
As the world enters the next phase of COVID-19 and states start to ease lockdowns and outline recovery plans, measures put into place now are likely to set the direction for long-term recovery. As such, it is vital that women are able to shape and benefit from recovery efforts. The Women, Peace and Security agenda provides a framework through which to elevate women’s participation and priorities to create sustainable recovery that is gender-inclusive and promotes peaceful societies. This brief provides an overview of the gendered peace and security considerations in the next phase of COVID-19 response, and recommendations for all actors involved.