Impact of Covid-19 on Gender Equality

COVID-19 & Justice

SDG 5: Gender Equality aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The great news is that with the global decline of female genital mutilation and child marriages, we are making progress towards a world where women and girls all over the world are respected and empowered. Still, there is so much more we can do to end the discrimination against and oppression of women and girls for good.

In many contexts, COVID-19 has had the most significant impact on women and girls. Not only do women occupy 70% of health and social worker but also disproportionally work in insecure and informal labour markets that were hit hardest by the pandemic. The pandemic has also led to a rise in gender-based and domestic violence. For the world to recover better, women and girls must be at the centre of recovery efforts and decision making.

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Gender equality and women’s empowerment – United Nations Sustainable Development

International Social Justice Commission - COVID-19 and increase in gender-based violence and discrimination against women (

Impact of COVID-19

Why SDG5 Matters

Gender Equality

General information about SDG 5

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