Women innovators create solutions to stem COVID-19 in India

Women and girls have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic's social isolation and economic fallout. They face increased violence, unpaid care work, and other inequalities and violations of their rights.

As a response to the crisis, in India, UN Women's WeEmpowerAsia programme and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's MyGov initiative teamed up to organize the Shri Shakti ("female power") Challenge. The aim was to bring women innovators to the forefront of recovery efforts and to equip them with tools to turn the challenges of the coronavirus into opportunities. WeEmpowerAsia is funded by the European Union.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Health; COVID-19; Governance and national planning; Leadership and political participation; Partnerships

Resource type: Briefs; Impact stories

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 2