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The impact of COVID-19 on women's and men's lives and livelihoods in Europe and Central Asia

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AlbaniaAzerbaijanBosnia and HerzegovinaGeorgiaKazakhstanKosovoMoldovaNorth MacedoniaTurkey 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the limited data available, the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECA), through the Making Every Woman and Girl Count global programme, developed a rapid survey assessment tool to assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the lives of women and men. The survey findings are intended to be used by countries/territories to inform gender-responsive planning. Furthermore, the results identify gender gaps in the ongoing response and to serve as a baseline assessment for faster and more gender-sensitive interventions in the event of future outbreaks.

The survey was rolled out between April and June 2020 in 16 countries/territories across the region. This report draws on findings from 10 countries/territories: Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo1, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, North Macedonia and Turkey – which represent the three subregions of the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. A more comprehensive analysis on gender equality, encompassing data from all 16 ECA countries/territories, will follow whenever data is available.

UNDP, UNFPA, and UN Resident Coordinators were among the partners who supported the assessment in several countries/territories. Data collection was also made possible through the generous support of the Governments of Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the European Union.



1All references to Kosovo on this website should be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)

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