Gender Responsive Crisis Management Guideline
The objective of the Gender-responsive Crisis Management Guidebook is to develop practical and functional guidelines for private sector to address crisis in a gender responsive way. It is highly likely that future crises, whether it is another pandemic, natural disaster, mass migration, security or technology issue, will have their unique impact on gender equality. The lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic should allow businesses to prepare better for the next crises, before they hit.
It is prepared in cooperation with UN Women Türkiye, Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) and Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED), and funded by Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), to present a gender-sensitive roadmap to the business world for crisis management. The Guidebook builds on three asssessments of COVID-19's impact in the workplace in Turkiye carried out by UN Women, TUSIAD and TURKONFED between 2020-2021, and is accompanied by a Monitoring Tool including 55 questions arranged in 9 sub-thematic areas - allowing to track the progress within companies, and also to facilitate the planning process.
Approaches proposed in the guidebook are based on Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) which aim to help businesses develop and share best practices for empowering women and promoting gender equality within the company, marketplace and community.