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COVID-19 Gender Equality East and Southern Africa

Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in East and Southern Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended national development plans and is likely to derail the planned trajectories of most countries towards achieving the 2030 Agenda. Not only has it had a significant impact on the health and mental wellbeing of millions of people globally, but it has also set off a global economic crisis. UN Women and UNFPA have compiled an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality in the East and Southern Africa region.

The aim of the report is to outline the opportunities and constraints for gender equality and women’s empowerment in the post-COVID-19 recovery phase and identify the key gaps and challenges in current policies and programmes in the East and Southern Africa region.

See also: 

New report sounds the alarm on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality in East and Southern Africa

 

Report updated: 1 April 2021

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