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Emerging Strategies to Engage Men and Boys in Addressing the Gendered Impact of COVID-19: A Virtual Forum

Hosted by the Interagency Gender Working Group Male Engagement Taskforce Background: The data and reporting are increasingly clear: Men have specific vulnerabilities and roles related to COVID-19, and key gender considerations underpin them. Some of these vulnerabilities and roles relate to men’s health behaviors (such as their comparatively lower use of masks), men’s historically limited roles in caregiving, and increased rates of domestic violence experienced...Read More

The IGWG GBV Task Force Presents: What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls: New Evidence, New Opportunities

What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls, a program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) worked in 15 countries across Africa and Asia to build the evidence base on drivers of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and what works to prevent VAWG. This webinar included presenters from the What Works consortium who shared groundbreaking findings from this body of research, discussed the implications for policy and practice, and explored what it all means in the context of COVID-19.Read More

2020 IGWG Plenary: The Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on Caregivers and Community Health Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone worldwide and is intensifying existing inequalities, particularly those based on gender. Such inequalities create additional burdens for women, girls, and other marginalized groups. The majority of caregivers and health care workers around the world are women and girls, and they are and will continue to face additional burdens due to gender inequality and as a result of their roles...Read More

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