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.

Netherlands - June 12, 2020

The effects of Covid-19 measures on the mobility of men and women

A detailed research by Mobycon on the effects of Covid-19 measures on mobility. The results of this research provide food for thought, discussion and action on how the mobility sector can contribute to mitigating the effects on those groups that are most affected by the measures.

Mobycon Research

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Worldwide - May 09, 2020

What the COVID-19 pandemic tells us about gender equality

Given that the COVID-19 crisis affects men and women in different ways, measures to resolve it must take gender into account. For women and girls, vulnerabilities in the home, on the front lines of health care, and in the labor market must be addressed.

Amanda Perobelli

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Kenya - April 20, 2020

Flone Initiative highlights the Impact of Covid19 on Women in Transport

TUMI's partner, the Flone Initiative, conducted a random sampling of 30 out of the 70 women in Transport members in Nairobi to establish how they had been affected by COVID-19 and the measures the government has put in place. Thereafter Flone met with the Women in Transport elected officials to develop a detailed wish-list.

Flone Initiative

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USA - April 18, 2020

How Millions of Women Became the Most Essential Workers in The United States

One in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential. The work they do has often been underpaid and undervalued — an unseen labor force that keeps the country running and takes care of those most in need, whether or not there is a pandemic. Hopefully, when the crisis ends, people will remember the role women played to overcome it.

Credit Annie Flanagan for the New York Times

Credit: Annie Flanagan for the New York Times

Worldwide - April 16, 2020

"Put women and girls at the centre of efforts to recover from COVID-19"

Nearly 60 per cent of women around the world work in the informal economy, earning less, saving less, and at greater risk of falling into poverty. As markets fall and businesses close, millions of women’s jobs have disappeared. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, urges governments to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts to recover from COVID-19.

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Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Worldwide - April 15, 2020

Women at the core of the fight against COVID-19 crisis

Women face high risks of job and income loss, and face increased risks of violence, exploitation, abuse or harassment during times of crisis and quarantine. OECD has released a detailed report on the impact, that COVID-19 has on women in societies.

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Worldwide - April 10, 2020

Public Transport as an Essential Service with a Gender Perspective

The risks of leaving home are imminent for both formal and informal workers, and staying home is the best recommendation. However, there are people who have to leave their home for work. They are the great heroes and heroines of this pandemic. They also need safe public transportation so they can continue to serve others and find a livelihood for their homes.

Moviliblog PT

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Tunisia, Nigeria, South Africa - April 10, 2020

Covid-19 City Updates by 'Women, Transport & Youth Employment in Africa'

Women, Transport & Youth Employment in Africa' released a set of listings of COVID-19 reports relating to public transport. The report covers the cities Tunis, Abuja and Cape Town and provides information and further weblinks on the current situation in each city.

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Credit: Marjan Blan on Unsplash

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.

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Worldwide - March 20, 2020

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.

Photo By Jérémy Stenuit On Unsplash

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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