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Join Deliver for Good's call to global decision-makers to put girls, women, and gender equality at the center of COVID-19 preparedness, response, and recovery.

Now, more than ever, as we face the challenge of COVID-19, it is clear that governments and civil society must come together to rebuild a healthier, more gender-equal future. Our collective effort to apply a gender lens to COVID-19 is key not only to an effective response, but also to long-term recovery, and progress across every measure of development.

Together, as members of the Deliver for Good Campaign, we call on governments to take the following actions to put girls, women, and gender equality at the center of COVID-19 preparedness, response, and recovery:

  • Require a gender lens in all guidance, programs, and investments
    related to COVID-19
  • Guarantee inclusive and diverse representation in decision-making
    and leadership for COVID-19 response and recovery
  • Uphold girls’ and women’s human rights in health ꟷ as providers
    and recipients of care
  • Maintain and expand critical gender-based violence services
    and interventions
  • Ensure sustained, equitable, and quality education during and after
    the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Support economic justice and resiliency for women
By applying a gender lens today, elevating girls and women to their rightful place as changemakers and leaders, and recognizing the gendered dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis, global decision-makers can put a more effective and equitable response in motion and rebuild a healthier, more gender-equal tomorrow.

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 Solutions in Action 

Deliver for Good Partners and Allies are working across the Campaign's three pillars to uphold girls' and women's human rights in health.  Read on to learn more.

1) Change the Narrative
It's time to change the narrative around girls and women from victims and vulnerable to powerful agents of change and drivers of progress. 

Listening to Women Will Help Us Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis and Build a Stronger Health System  

White Ribbon Alliance
As COVID-19 strains health systems worldwide, we must trust and listen to women who, long before the pandemic hit, were identifying vital gaps in respectful and dignified care; water, sanitation, and hygiene; medicines and supplies; support for nurses and midwives and leading the charge to address them.
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COVID-19 Could Set Women Back Decades on Gender Equality

Equal Measures 2030
Crises on the scale of COVID-19 bring devastation, but also the chance to improve the systems that continue to hold girls and women back. Now more than ever, we have a chance to strengthen safety nets and make healthcare and education truly universal.
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2) Mobilize Partners
We must work effectively across sectors, issues, geographies, and generations. When we integrate and collaborate, we accelerate action for girls and women.

A Collaborative, Digital Response to Support Safer Childbirths During COVID-19

Maternity Foundation 
Women will continue to become pregnant and give birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite increased strain on health systems. That’s why we need to respond fast, safeguarding the health of girls and women everywhere. The Safe Delivery App — a digital tool to equip midwives and other skilled birth attendants in low-resource settings to protect themselves, mothers, and newborns from COVID-19 — is doing just that.
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What COVID-19 Means for Girls and Women: More Risks, Higher Needs, and a Call for Collective Creative Actions 
Nutrition International
Unprecedented times call for government leadership and enhanced partnerships to ensure health for all, including pregnant women and newborn babies facing increased risks and new challenges. Finding ways to continue to support the health of girls and women, even within strained healthcare and social systems, must remain a top priority.
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Notes From the Field: Abortion is Essential Health Care 

As resources are directed toward the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are staying nimble, forging new partnerships, and creating new systems to ensure that essential health services for girls and women — including access to contraception and safe abortion — remain a priority.
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3) Inspire Action
Partners advocate for policies, programs, and investments that put girls and women at the center of development action. 

COVID-19 is New. Gender-Based Violence is Not

Aura Freedom International
For girls and women experiencing gender-based violence, COVID-19 presents complex health risks beyond the virus itself. The current global trend of increased domestic violence during COVID-19 points to a dire need for long-term solutions that reach beyond this pandemic.
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For a Feminist Response to COVID-19

From France to Francophone West Africa, a gender-equal response to the COVID-19 pandemic will promote health as a human right and consider the health and rights of girls and women as a crucial component of every political decision and action.
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