The impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak response on women and girls in DRC

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by the health and socio-economic impacts of intervention measures applied for the control of COVID-19.

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UNICEF DRC Tremeau

Highlights

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in March 2020, mixed methods data produced by the Social Sciences Analytics Cell (CASS) and its partners presents a dynamic where pre-existing disparities between men and women in terms of health, social protection and economic status are being exacerbated by the outbreak and its response.

This report presents an integrated multidisciplinary analysis of the impact of COVID-19 and its response on women and girls in the DRC, highlighting changes that have occurred since the beginning of the outbreak. The objective of this report is to provide evidence to support decision-making for strategies to respond to the outbreak to ensure that the health, protection and economic security of women and girls is prioritised.

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Social Sciences Analytics Cell (CASS)
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French, English

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