As COVID-19 widens global gender gaps, IFC and UN Women have partnered to showcase a growing number of companies and organizations around the world that are taking action to ensure the economic inclusion and social well-being of their employees, customers, and suppliers, as well as local communit
Author: UN Women and International Finance Corporation
Publisher: UN Women and International Finance Corporation
COVID-19 is an opportunity for G7 leaders to take bold, decisive and inclusive action to build a more resilient and more equitable future. It will not be the last pandemic or crisis we face globally, including future climate-related challenges.
The WE EMPOWER-G7 Programme – with the support of renowned women’s economic empowerment experts across the G7 and the European Union (EU) – launched the Advocacy Tool “Strengthening Support for Women Entrepreneurs in COVID-19 Response and Recovery” on 9 September 2020.
The unprecedented increase in domestic violence since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic marks an urgent call for action for the private sector to leverage their existing resources and influence to keep women safeat home and safe at work.
In recent weeks, the Nigerian private sector has assumed a leading role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects women migrant workers across Asia and the Pacific, in particular those with irregular migration status.
This Note, the third of a four-part guidance note series related to gender-sensitive COVID-19 response, shows how the barriers women entrepreneurs already face in starting and retaining a business are likely to increase in the aftermath of COVID-19.
The private sector has a responsibility to use its power, influence and resources to protect the rights and physical and mental well-being of employees, as well as to ensure long-term business recovery efforts restore economic stability.
Author:WE EMPOWER G7
Publisher:WE EMPOWER G7
Declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is already having major, differentiated impacts on women.
This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations in order to