Gender Norms and the Coronavirus
There is now emerging a wealth of commentary on the gendered implications of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We know that crises can spur new ways of behaving, sometimes leading to shifts in gender norms and underpinning sustained change towards gender equality. But with the fast spreading coronavirus pandemic many gender inequalities have already been intensified as existing discriminatory and harmful norms continue or worsen in the face of change such as violence against women, which has intensified globally under lockdowns and in the face of economic stress.
ALIGN is currently analysing what leads to shifts in gender norms both during and after crises to enhance knowledge and innovation among our community, and we will be sharing new resources as they become available. Highlighted on this site are resources produced by ALIGN and their partners relating to Covid-19 (and non-communicable diseases more broadly) and gender norms.
- COVID-19: Resources to Address Gender-based Violence Risks
- Gender and COVID-19 Research Project
- Integrating Gender into the COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Response
- COVID-19 Exposes the Harsh Realities of Gender Inequality in Slums
- Gender-based Violence Prevention, Risk Mitigation and Response during COVID-19
- COVID-19: Emerging Gender Data and Why it Matters
- Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19
- Actions to Support Media, Enhance Access to Information, and Leverage Digital Technologies in the Fight Against the Pandemic
- Identifying & Mitigating Gender-based Violence Risks within the COVID-19 Response
- COVID-19: The Gendered Impacts of the Outbreak
July 21, 2020