As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we know that the current crisis will amplify existing gender, racial, economic and political inequalities and impact those most marginalized, including women, LGBTIQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, the elderly, the poor, and the displaced.

The current crisis is likely to have a distinct and disproportionate impact on women, whether it is due to increasing risk of gender-based violence, lack of access to necessary sexual and reproductive healthcare, greater caregiving responsibilities, losing employment or working without adequate protective equipment. Still, women continue to lead efforts to protect and serve their communities, as leaders and policy makers, healthcare professionals, caregivers, and as workers supporting essential infrastructure.


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