Women, Peace & Security | Women in decision-making: COVID-19 and beyond

Women are on the COVID-19 frontlines as healthcare workers, caretakers and community responders. In formal decision-making, however, women’s representation is far less visible. Only one in five parliamentary seats in Asia are held by women, and men hold the majority of health leadership positions. This gender disparity has been further highlighted during the COVID-19 crisis when, with very few exceptions, women are overwhelmingly missing from pandemic response and recovery decision-making.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific

Subject area(s): Peace and security; COVID-19

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 5