Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue VIII: Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on IDPs

This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on internally displaced women and girls. Specifically, on how women’s human rights, including safety, freedom of movement and access to essential services are affected by the pandemic. It further highlights how Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and families, especially those headed by women are affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. The alert also provides recommendations to humanitarian partners on how to effectively provide life-saving assistance that is gender responsive and meets the needs of all people, including women and girls. It is essential to ensure that amidst the crisis, humanitarian partners are using a consultative approach to ensure women’s engagement in the design and delivery of responses to benefit the whole community. 

This Gender Alert is part of the “UN Women Afghanistan Gender Alert on COVID-19 series".

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Afghanistan

Subject area(s): Humanitarian action; COVID-19

Resource type: Newsletters/magazines

Publication year: 2020