Measures focusing on Women

Due to their general disadvantages in transport and a high share in society's care work, women are especially vulnerable in a situation of pandemic. It is essential, to take special actions to protect them from getting infected and from negative impacts following the pandemic.

France - April 09, 2020

Uber Provides Free Transportation for Healthcare Workers

Uber Health is providing free transportation for frontline healthcare workers, helping them get to and from patients’ homes, as well as between healthcare facilities. Regarding that women make up the majority of the overall health and social workforce, Uber's actions mitigate the risk of infection for many women and their families.


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Tunisia - March 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Public Transport in Tunisia

As the situation with COVID-19 is getting worse in Tunisia, many Tunsisian women continue to commute to their work because they live from hand-to-mouth. Many Tunisians have no choice other than to take overly crowded public means of transport, despite the current danger of being infected, because of not being able to afford a car or private taxi.

Bus Tunisia

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Measures Focusing on Women to Combat Epidemics

Gender equality matters in COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway.

UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response.

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A woman getting her blood pressure tested. Credit: Hush Naidoo on Unsplash

Worldwide - March 22, 2020

Corona: Initiatives fear Increase in Domestic Violence

As a result of the Corona crisis, victim associations fear an increase in domestic violence, especially against children and women.

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Worldwide - March 21, 2020

Why the Crisis hits many Women particularly hard

More women than men sit at supermarket checkouts, look after the sick, look after the children: statistically speaking, the consequences of the corona crisis are distributed differently between the sexes. An overview.

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Market woman in Japan. Credit: Jérémy Stenuit on Unsplash

Worldwide - March 20, 2020

How are Women uniquely impacted by the Covid-19 Outbreak?

As frontline responders, health professionals, community volunteers, transport and logistics managers, scientists and more, women are making critical contributions to address the outbreak every day. The majority of caregivers, at home and in our communities, are also women.

Unwomen Covid19

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Worldwide - March 16, 2020

Women's Domestic Burden just got heavier with the Coronavirus

The bulk of household chores in heterosexual couples is already borne by women – a situation exacerbated by the huge dislocations of the pandemic.

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Child Care exacerbated by dislocations. Credit: Shifaaz shamoon on Unsplash

Worldwide - March 12, 2020

The coronavirus fallout may be worse for women than men.

Scientists say there could be a number of reasons for this difference, including biological and lifestyle factors. But in other ways, the virus appears to disproportionately affect women. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, an increasing number of women around the world are on the front lines.

Weforum Measrues Against Corona

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Worldwide - March 11, 2020

Women Are Bearing the Brunt of Coronavirus Disruption

While the illness hits men harder, women are on the front lines at work and at home. The vast majority of nurses, flight attendants, teachers and service industry workers are female, and their jobs put them on the front lines of the outbreak. At home, women still do more caretaking, so when the virus closes schools and restricts travel, and puts aged relatives at risk, they have more to do.

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Women are on the front lines of the pandemic. Credit: JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash


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