Gender alert on COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

UN Women issues this alert to highlight the gender-specific impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on women’s lives. It focuses on why women’s leadership and meaningful participation is a right, and can lead to more sustainable responses to crisis. The alert concludes with a set of recommendations for consideration by key national and international stakeholders in Papua New Guinea to ensure women’s needs are effectively addressed in the COVID-19 response. UN Women PNG is committed to advancing the rights and meeting the needs of women and girls, including in the COVID-19 response.    

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Papua New Guinea

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Leadership and political participation; COVID-19

Resource type: Newsletters/magazines

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 5