The impact of COVID-19 on women

Policy brief by the UN Secretary-General

The impact of COVID-19 on women United Nations "The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic." (Photo: UN Women Asia and the Pacific/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)