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Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XI: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Economic Empowerment – Women Entrepreneurship and Beyond

Thursday, July 2, 2020

This alert builds upon the fourth alert on the implications of COVID-19 on the already high burden of care and unpaid domestic labor responsibilities that women experience in Afghanistan. This alert provides a closer examination of the state of women’s entrepreneurship in Afghanistan and the potential impact of COVID-19 on the future of women’s entrepreneurship.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue X: Women with disabilities during COVID-19 times

Friday, June 26, 2020

UN Women and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), with contributions from Human Rights Watch (HRW), jointly issue this tenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls with disabilities in Afghanistan.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue IX: Women’s Access to Health Care During COVID-19 Times

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This alert focuses on women’s access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan. It shows how COVID-19 is negatively impacting women’s health and access to healthcare due to the disproportionate role of women and girls in responding to the crisis and pre-existing gender inequalities and rigid gender roles, in addition to already limited access to health care for women and girls in Afghanistan and fear of contracting the virus.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue VIII: Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on IDPs

Thursday, June 11, 2020

This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on internally displaced women and girls. Specifically, on how women’s human rights, including safety, freedom of movement and access to essential services are affected by the pandemic. It further highlights how Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and families, especially those headed by women are affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. The alert also provides recommendations to humanitarian partners on how to effectively provide...

Gender Alerts on COVID-19 in Afghanistan series

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Gender Alerts series highlights the disproportionate gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan, from the lack of services for survivors of violence to the challenges of building peace during a health crisis and a fast-paced rise in the burden of unpaid care work.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue VII: Women’s participation and leadership in COVID-19 Response

Thursday, June 4, 2020

This alert focuses on why women’s leadership and meaningful participation is not only required from a rights-based approach, but also why it can lead to more sustainable responses to crisis that build longer term peace and stability.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue VI: Women, Peace & Security and Ensuring Women’s Meaningful Participation in the Afghan Peace Process

Thursday, May 28, 2020

This alert focuses on a pillar of the women, peace and security agenda of particular relevance in Afghanistan today – participation. Specifically, the alert engages stakeholders on how to collectively ensure women’s meaningful participation in an intra-Afghan peace process.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue V: Maintaining services for survivors of violence against women and girls during COVID-19

Thursday, May 21, 2020

This alert provides guidance for service providers operating during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to safely provide critical services to survivors of violence against women and girls. It highlights the need for service providers to implement strict measures to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 spreading to be able to continue to operate safely and maintain services that are essential for survivors of violence.

Guidance Note for Family Protection Centers, Family Guidance Centers and Women and Girl Safe Spaces operating during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The purpose of this guidance note is to provide practical to guide Family Guidance Centers (FGCs), Family Protection Centers (FPCs) and Women and Girl Safe Spaces (WGSS) on how to adapt service provision during the COVID-19 crisis.

Guidance Note for Women Protection Centers operating during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Women Protection Centers must take special precautions to protect their residents, employees, and visitors from COVID-19 to mitigate the risks to contract and spread the virus. The purpose of this guidance note is to guide Women Protection Centers (WPC) (shelters) to provide services during the COVID-19 crisis.

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