As global advocates for gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women, Women Deliver calls on world leaders and health responders to apply a gender lens to all COVID-19 responses.
Women are playing an outsized role responding to COVID-19, including as frontline healthcare workers, caregivers at home, and as mobilizers in their communities. As the crisis intensifies around the world, it is clear that if we truly want to deliver health, wellbeing, and dignity for all, girls and women must be front and center in the emergency responses, in social and economic recovery efforts, and in how we strengthen our health systems post-pandemic. And we must safeguard the progress we've made towards gender equality, including hard won gains for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Our latest op-ed in Project Syndicate highlights five recommended actions that must be taken now to enable the most effective and equitable responses to COVID-19.