Around the world, life is often more difficult for adolescent girls. During a pandemic, it can be downright dangerous. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health services — as well as measures to respond to gender-based violence — should be designated as “essential” health services.
Women Deliver, together with its partners, has been working with leaders and mobilisers across the globe to outline key actions that civil society, governments, the private sector, and multilateral organisations should take to address the gendered dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis. Recommendations range from better data utilisation to health, social, and economic investments.
This UNFPA publication outlines how disease outbreaks such as the COVID-19 pandemic affect women and men differently and calls for more protection of their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Women, pregnant or not, and adolescent girls are significantly affected by the disruptions brought to the health care system. Finding ways to continue to support the health of girls and women, even within strained health care and social systems must remain a top priority. An opinion piece and call for collective actions by Mandana Arabi, Vice President, […]