UN Women Indonesia COVID-19 Response

Women have been at the forefront of COVID-19 response and are disproportionately affected by the crisis.

In Indonesia, women make up the majority of frontline healthcare professionals and community health workers. At home, women also play important roles as caregivers for children, the sick, and elderly members of their families. Plus, school closures mean that women have taken on an increased unpaid care burden while remaining one of the main contributors or sole breadwinners of their households.

The brief focuses on UN Women Indonesia COVID-19 response to safeguarding and leveraging gains made on gender equality and women’s empowerment through policy advocacy and programming that incorporates a gender-transformative approach to recovery.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Indonesia

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; COVID-19; Crisis response and recovery

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020