Gendered dimensions of COVID-19 in the Philippines

The Philippines is among the worst affected countries in the South East Asian region in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic – it has experienced the highest number of new confirmed cases per day, second highest number of deaths, and third highest rate of infection. This second Gender Snapshot from UN Women Philippines highlights the situation of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic in the period of April to June 2020. 

It provides analysis of key gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on women deprived of liberty, LGBTQI communities, the situation of older women, women migrant workers, women’s economic engagement, and women in conflict settings. It provides a Call to Action to ensure women’s participation and leadership as the Philippines moves towards recovery from the pandemic. 

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Philippines

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Ending violence against women and girls; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Health

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020