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Women Rise Above COVID: A Visual Summary of Online Discussions for the Women and Girls at the Center of COVID-19 Prevention Programme in the Philippines
In the Philippines, UN Women implemented the Government of Japan-funded “Women and Girls at the Center of COVID-19 Prevention” programme which aimed to increase women’s capacities, resources and skills to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in communities at risk, allow women’s groups and networks to influence and contribute to gender-responsive policies on COVID-19, and leverage national and regional platforms to advance research and tools to inform inclusive and gender-responsive national and regional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for socio-economic responses.
The Philippines is among the worst affected countries in the South East Asian region in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic – it has experienced the highest number of new confirmed cases per day, second highest number of deaths, and third highest rate of infection.
Women and girls in the Philippines are facing distinct challenges to their safety and well-being during COVID-19, such as access to healthcare services, gender-based violence and other human rights violations, and economic insecurity.