Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue X: Women with disabilities during COVID-19 times

UN Women and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), with contributions from Human Rights Watch (HRW), jointly issue this tenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls with disabilities in Afghanistan. It shows how women and girls with disabilities are particularly at-risk to the adverse impact of COVID-19, have restricted access to vital health care, information and opportunities for meaningful participation in decision-making, and face increased risks of experiencing violence.

This alert concludes with a set of recommendations for consideration by national and international stakeholders.

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): Ending violence against women and girls; Health; COVID-19

Resource type: Newsletters/magazines

Publication year: 2020