Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

Reducing risk, promoting resilience and aiding recovery

Securing the Safety and Wellbeing of Women Frontline Healthcare Workers in the COVID-19 Response

This report discusses risks for women frontline healthcare workers in the COVID-19 response and proposes actions for mitigating these risks. While it is essential to reduce risks for all healthcare workers, data suggests that the majority of frontline healthcare workers in the COVID-19 response are women. For example, in the United States (US), women hold 76 percent of healthcare jobs, and make up more than 85 percent of nurses, who are generally at the frontline of patient interactions, including in the COVID-19 response.

Contributor: GBV AoR Help Desk
Region: Global
Sector Resources: Gender, Health
Language: English
Year: 2020

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