The Interagency Gender Working Group promotes gender equity in order to improve global health and foster sustainable development.

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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

Upcoming IGWG Event

  1. Sep

With one in three women globally experiencing physical and/or sexual violence in her lifetime—a figure worsening during the COVID-19 pandemic—improved understanding of and investments in effective violence prevention solutions are urgently needed. What Works to...Read More

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