Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XI: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Economic Empowerment – Women Entrepreneurship and Beyond


This alert builds upon the fourth alert on the implications of COVID-19 on the already high burden of care and unpaid domestic labor responsibilities that women experience in Afghanistan. This alert provides a closer examination of the state of women’s entrepreneurship in Afghanistan and the potential impact of COVID-19 on the future of women’s entrepreneurship. It continues to underscore the ways in which women’s economic disparity, including as it impacts the possibilities for entrepreneurship, represent an expression of existing gender inequalities and lack of realization of women’s human rights, including the right to work, the right to education, the right to healthcare and more.

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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