Standing Up to the Challenge: Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia and the Pacific


This report presents some highlights from the past year of the pandemic. It traces what UN Women did to secure access to emergency hygiene and immediate relief, sustain life-saving essential services for escalating cases of violence against women and girls, integrate gender into national and sub-national crisis response strategies, and make women’s economic empowerment, both in terms of paid and unpaid labour, a fulcrum for resilience and recovery. Case studies in this report provide entry points and lessons learned on how to adapt programming and integrate women and girls in the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific
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