U.N. Agencies Release COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker To Analyze How Pandemic Responses Address Women’s Issues

NPR: New U.N. Tracker Looks At How Countries’ COVID-19 Responses Are Helping Women
“…[Silke Staab, a research specialist with U.N. Women,] and her colleagues at U.N. Women, together with the U.N. Development Programme, compiled the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, released on Monday. The database analyzes more than 2,500 responses to the pandemic in 206 countries and territories from March to August — and assesses whether those measures address violence against women and girls, women’s economic security, and support for unpaid caregiving. The bad news: Just 12% of countries had measures that addressed all three areas, and 1 in 5 countries hadn’t tackled any of them. But the findings also point to bright spots in the global response…” (Godoy, 10/5).

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