This report summarizes the findings of a Computer Assisted Telephonic Interview (CATI) rapid
gender assessment (RGA) survey measuring the effects of COVID-19 on women and men in
South Africa. The study was commissioned by UN Women and UNFPA to investigate the effects of COVID-19 and its associated movement restrictions on the socio-economic conditions of women and men, identify appropriate program interventions, and select advocacy messages that can be used to improve their well-being.
The work was guided by a steering committee consisting of members representing several
organizations and used the uniform data collection methodology for RGAs across East and
Southern Africa. The complete survey covers a broad range of topics including economic
activities, agriculture, education, time use, feelings of safety, access to services, and contextual questions related to gender-based violence.