Official statements, analysis and resources (by IFIs, multilateral forums, governments or officials)

DateTitle (linked)Institution / AuthorComments / Related issues
March 2020COVID-19: A Gender LensUNFPAWomen represent 70 percent of the health and social sector workforce globally and special attention should be given to how their work environment may expose them to discrimination, as well as thinking about their sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial needs as frontline health workers.
19 March 2020Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 responseUN WomenUN Women has issued a set of recommendations, placing women’s needs and leadership at the heart of effective response to COVID-19

 Civil society statements, analysis and resources

DateTitle (linked)Institution / AuthorComments / Related issues
OngoingFeminist Response to COVID19Feminist organisations and activistsFeminist organisations and activists have come together in a moment of collective organizing to outline key principles for a just and resilient recovery from the ongoing global pandemic, as well as to track responses and uplift collective action of feminists around the world.
OngoingFeminist Responses to COVID-19Gender and Development Network
 OngoingFeminist Resources on the PandemicCenter for Feminist Foreign Policy 
MarchGender and Data Resources Related to COVID-19Data2X Comprehensive compilation of resources and articles on the gender impacts of COVID19
6 May 2020Feminist Solidarity for a Collective Response to COVID-19Feminist organisations and activists“Global solidarity is the starting point. To map out possible scenarios, to react in an effective way, to shift them within our capacities, to envision the just and equitable post-pandemic future we want, and to promote collective action to achieve it — these are our drivers. Our means are varied.”
13 April 2020Who Cares for the Future: finance gender responsive public services!Action Aid“The links between properly financed, gender responsive public services and women’s unpaid care and domestic work are clearer than ever. In response to COVID-19 there is a growing call for a fundamental re-think about how we shape economies, moving beyond the narrow measures of GDP growth that make planetary boundaries and women’s unpaid work invisible. In the future we need to build societies and economies that care for both people and the planet.”
3 April 2020A Gender Lens on COVID-19: Pandemics and Violence against Women and ChildrenCGDev“In a new CGD working paper, we explore the broad literature from past pandemics, public health emergencies, and other crisis settings to identify the pathways through which pandemics can incite or exacerbate various forms of VAW/C. Drawing on the evidence, we offer eight recommendations for governments, civil society, and international and community-based organizations to help make women and children safer when the next emergency hits.”
26 March 2020Action: Call for a Feminist COVID-19 PolicyFeminist Alliance for RightsFocused more on micro issues, but comprehensive
26 March 2020Las pandemias sí saben de génerosEmmanuela Zuccala, El PaisArticle in spanish on the gender dimensions of the COVID19 – focused in europe but some of the analysis apply globally
25 March 2020COVID-19 Highlights the Failure of Neoliberal Capitalism: We Need Feminist Global SolidarityAsia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)Women must be a part of decision-making in national budgeting processes, especially when urgent fiscal policies are made to respond to this COVID-19 crisis. The responses must be formulated with the aim to reduce inequalities, redistribute wealth and achieve human rights. For that, structural change is undoubtedly crucial. To list a few, it requires debt work-out and/or cancellation, elimination of illicit financial flows, end of tax havens and tax holidays for corporations, as well as global taxation for harmful industries.
25 March 2020It’s women in the informal sector who are suffering the harshest effects of our broken tax systemCynthia Umurungi, Tax Justice Network- Africa“We believe that taxation is an essential part of good governance and that its purpose is to raise revenues for public investments, redistribute wealth, and allow proper representation. We should all agree that women need to see the fiscal and distribution systems work better. Taxes are used to generate revenue for development. Social sectors like health, education and social protection need adequate amounts of budget allocation for a country to develop equitably. The coronavirus pandemic only sharpens these inequalities, and makes their redress more vital than ever.”
23 March 2020What has COVID-19 Taught Us about Neoliberalism?Nela Porobić Isaković, Women’s international league for peace and freedomThere is also correlation between depletion of the healthcare sector and rising debts. Countries that are heavily indebted are often faced with conditionalities from international financial institutions that basically use loans as trojan horses” 
20 March 2020Why gender matters in the impact and recovery from Covid-19Sara E Davies Sophie Harman Jacqui True Clare WenhamNeed to ensure that economic investment during and post-crisis is not focused only on some sectors of the economy
20 March 2020COVID-19 crisis response must address gender faultlinesKatherine Scott , Behind the numbersFocus on impacts in Canadà
18 March 2020Playing the Long Game: How a Gender Lens Can Mitigate Harm Caused by PandemicsMegan O’Donnel, CGD 
17 March 2020Unchecked corporate power paved the way for Covid-19, and, globally women are at the frontlinesFelogene Anumo, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)“For years now, feminists and women rights organizations have sounded the alarm on  the adverse impact of corporate power on the environment and human rights. No part of this world remains untouched from its harm. Presently, corporations make up 71% of the world’s top 100 economic revenue collectors. States mimic viral interactions to act as ‘hosts’ for corporations, global elites and other actors who have unprecedented control of resources, labour, information and finance.”
16 March 2020How Will COVID-19 Affect Women and Girls in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?David Evans, Center for Global DevelopmentFocus specifically on the impacts in global south 

Articles and other resources

DateTitle (linked)Institution / AuthorComments / Related issues
20 April 2020A crisis like no other: social reproduction and the regeneration of capitalist life during the COVID-19 pandemicAlessandra Mezzadri, SOAS 
19 MarThe Coronavirus Is a Disaster for FeminismHelen Lewis, The Atlantic 
06 MarCOVID19: The gender impacts of the outbreakClare Wenham, Julia Smith, Rosemary Morgan on behalf of the Gender and COVID-19 Working GroupReflections on the gender impacts of the virus, but also some analysis on the risks and burden women are taking as front-line workers and care-givers