Gender Equality and Building Back Better

Addressing vulnerability and promoting security
Posted Oct 12, 2020 | Institute of Development Studies, Sohela Nazneen, Susana Araujo

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the key role of women and girls in sustaining human society, as the health care, education at home, and family wellbeing rely on the agency of women and girls. In this positioning paper by the Institute of Development Studies, Sohela Nazneen and Susana Araujo suggest interventions, investments and partnerships that will ensure that the pandemic response in the immediate, medium and long term is gender transformative in five key policy priority commitment areas: Sexual and reproductive health and rights; women’s economic empowerment; girls’ education; gender-based violence; and women, peace and security.


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