“UN Women has developed rapid and targeted responses to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women and girls and ensure that the long-term recovery positively impacts them.

UN Women’s response to COVID 19 includes policy advice and programmatic interventions. The response is part of the broader UN wide response. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka issued a Call to Action to governments and other
stakeholders on the need for response to the COVID-19 pandemic that takes gender perspectives into account. Subsequently, UN Women issued a ten-point checklist for Governments to guide a gender-sensitive response. We are working closely with UN partners to ensure a strong gender equality focus, particularly in the social and economic impact of the crisis. The UN Secretary-General has been a vocal proponent of the gender dimensions of this crisis.”