Gender snapshot 3: COVID-19 in the Philippines

Authors/editor(s): UN Women Philippines

The Philippines remains gravely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in South East Asia, and the second highest number of COVID-19 related deaths. This third Gender Snapshot from UN Women Philippines captures the situation of women and girls in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic from the period of June to July 2020. It highlights emerging impacts on women and girls, including:

  • Protection from gender-based violence, and threats to the safety of LGBTIQ communities
  • Challenges facing women migrant workers
  • Impacts on women-led micro, small and medium enterprises
  • Limitations on women’s access to justice and the situation facing women deprived of liberty
  • Exacerbated inequalities facing women in disaster-prone and conflict-affected areas

The Gender Snapshot showcases the work of women activists and civil society organisations in addressing these challenges, and concludes with a Call to Action for all stakeholders in responding to the gendered dimensions of the pandemic.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Philippines

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Humanitarian action; Crisis response and recovery

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 7