Women's voices, knowledge, and leadership at the heart of humanitarian action

Like everywhere in the world, women in Serbia play a key role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including as front-line healthcare workers, carers at home, community leaders and mobilisers. Experience of other disease outbreaks shows that this exposure also increases their risk of infection. As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, UN Women in Serbia is working hard to support different groups of women, ensure their equal voice in decision-making, and analyze the impact of the pandemic on women's lives. This publication aims to showcase the inspiring stories of 13 extraordinary women working tirelessly at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Serbia

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Women farmers; Rural women; Ending violence against women and girls; Shelters; Laws, legislation; Service delivery; Gender, culture and society; Ageing/older people; Women with disabilities; Gender mainstreaming; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Humanitarian action; Crisis response and recovery

Resource type: Books; Brochures; Impact stories; Testimonies; Research papers

UN Women office involved in publication: Serbia Country Office

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 30

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)