COVID-19 and gender monitor

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As part of the new report, 'From Insights to Action,' new poverty forecasts offer the first global estimates of extreme poverty by sex and age, which take into account the economic fallout from the pandemic. The data indicates that COVID-19 has unleashed a powerful boomerang effect that reverses the progress we’ve already made.
As soon as the pandemic hit, we started conducting rapid gender assessment surveys to ascertain the effect of COVID-19 on women and girls. The Asia-Pacific region and Europe and Central Asia have just released reports to share their findings.


UN Women is rolling out rapid assessment surveys to quickly capture the gendered consequences of COVID-19. The surveys have been distributed among millions of people and are showing that women and men are experiencing the effects of the pandemic differently.

COVID-19 Survey

Emerging Data

UN Women has been closely following the political and economic response to COVID-19 and its impact on women and girls. UN Women and WHO have joined forces to bridge the gender data gap and provide latest available data on COVID-19 cases by sex and age

Emerging Data

Violence: A Shadow Pandemic

Emerging data suggests that since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women has intensified. See how UN Women is responding.

Violence: A Shadow Pandemic

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