Gender and COVID-19 Research Project

Simon Fraser University

The Gender and COVID-19 Research Project aims to conduct real time gender analysis to identify and document the gendered dynamics of the outbreak and gender gaps in preparedness and response measures, providing immediate guidance and recommendations to those crafting policies and delivering public health interventions.

Its objectives are to:

  • Map and analyze sex disaggregated data on COVID-19 infections and mortality to provide evidence to inform public health responses, decision-making and planning
  • Document and analyze gender impacts of the outbreak in order to strengthen understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and communities through interviews with those infected and affected, as well as chatroom and social media analysis
  • Conduct gender-based analysis of policy responses in order to improve national and global responses through policy analysis and key informant interviews
  • Produce knowledge translation resources, including a gender matrix and toolkit, to improve policy and public health responses to COVID-19.