Gender Alerts on COVID-19 in Afghanistan series

UN Women Afghanistan is committed to advancing the rights of, and meeting the needs of women, girls and most vulnerable groups through the COVID-19 crisis. The series of Gender Alerts was initiated by UN Women Afghanistan to respond to the critical lack of information, research and guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls in Afghanistan and gender-responsive approaches. With the Gender Alerts, UN Women Afghanistan responds to the need for gender analysis and recommendations, to inform the COVID-19 response that will meet the needs of women, girls and most marginalized groups. 

The Gender Alerts series highlights the disproportionate gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan, from the lack of services for survivors of violence to the challenges of building peace during a health crisis and a fast-paced rise in the burden of unpaid care work. The Gender Alerts offer a basis for an informed discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on women, girls and most marginalized groups. It provides recommendations for national and stakeholders through a unique combination of global and Afghan-led expertise and research. 

The series has been developed by UN Women, with support from partners, including non-governmental organizations, civil society organisations and UN agencies. 

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Afghanistan

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Crisis response and recovery; Peace and security; Unpaid work; Ending violence against women and girls; Leadership and political participation

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020