Six months later: Women at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

This publication provides an overview of key results achieved by UN Women in terms of COVID-19 response and recovery in its programme countries and territories in Europe and Central Asia between March and August 2020. The results have been achieved with the generous financial support of the European Union, Governments of Canada, Japan, Kazakhstan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

We acknowledge the important contributions of and cooperation with the UN Resident Coordinators and UN agencies at the regional and country/territory levels to implement joint initiatives that address gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of COVID-19.

In particular, we would like to thank Governments and their Gender Equality Mechanisms for their immediate response and committed engagement. We would like to acknowledge the strong role and contributions of the UN Women Europe and Central Asia Civil Society Advisory Group, women’s organizations and activists from across the region in championing and ensuring that women’s voices and solutions are at the forefront of COVID-19 response and recovery.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Health; Economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and girls; Gender, culture and society; Gender statistics

Resource type: Institutional reports; Assessments; Data/statistics

Publication year: 2020

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