Public health outbreaks have a distinct gendered impact on women and girls. Women and girls' roles in their homes and communities -- such as domestic and unpaid care responsibilities and as frontline health and social sector responder roles -- increase their exposure to COVID-19. Furthermore, women, girls and vulnerable groups are at increased risk of GBV during public health outbreaks due to limited input and control in decision-making on a household's response, and shifts in social safety nets, mobility and access to information/services. COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts must be responsive to these unique needs. This page contains COVID-19-specific resources and pulls from the knowledge-base of ebola, zika and cholera outbreaks.
Identifying & Mitigating Gender-based Violence Risks within the COVID-19 Response
The tipsheet identifies key, sector-specific GBV risks that we believe are likely to occur and/or be exacerbated during the Covid response, along with recommendations on how to mitigate these risks.
It is meant to be a living document and we intend to update it frequently as new information and promising practice emerges from the field. So please stay in touch - reach out to the GBV Guidelines team with any questions or concerns, and please do share information with us about what is or isn't working.
GBV Pocket Guide: How to Support Survivors of GBV for non-GBV specialists
Working on the frontlines of COVID-19 response? Download step-by-step resources and mobile app. PDF available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Burmese and Turkish. Mobile app available in English.
COVID-19 Gender and GBV Resources
تفشي كوفيد-19( فيروس الكورونا( والنوع اإلجتماعي: رسائل أساسية في المناصرة من آسيا والمحيط الهادئ اآلثار الناشئة من منظور النوع اإلجتماعي
(Asia-Pacific Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group)
(Preventing & Managing the Spread of COVID-19 Within Domestic Violence Programs: set of resources including for shelter settings and homelessness)