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COVID-19 Resources List

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Gender

Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19

This analysis by CARE and the IRC explores the current and potential gendered dimensions of COVID-19 and the ways in which women, girls, and other marginalized people are likely to suffer from the pandemic.

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Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19: Key Insights and Recommendations

Read the key insights and recommendations of a global rapid gender analysis of the effects of COVID-19 on gender in crisis, women as caregivers, and inclusion in decision-making, conducted by CARE and IRC in March 2020.

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Gender Implications of COVID-19 Outbreaks – Executive Summary

CARE’s analysis shows that COVID-19 outbreaks in development or humanitarian contexts could disproportionately affect women and girls in a number of ways, including adverse effects on their education, food security and nutrition, health, livelihoods, and protection.

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Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19: The Complexities of Responding to a “Shadow Pandemic”

While all crisis-affected settings are associated with an increased risk of GBV, there are unique factors about COVID-19 that make it particularly alarming. This brief covers the unique dimensions of GBV and COVID-19.

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COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence Globally: U.S. Government Response Must Address Gender-Based Violence

A new policy brief from the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally urges the U.S. government to take all available measures to ensure that preventing, mitigating, and responding to gender-based violence is a priority in all global COVID-19 responses.

Read the report on End GBV Now

Where Are The Women? The Conspicuous Absence of Women in COVID-19 Response Teams and Plans, And Why We Need Them

The COVID-19 crisis is disproportionately affecting women and girls, making it all the more important that their voices are equally included in the decision-making spaces and processes where responses are formed. CARE's research has found that where women do have higher levels of leadership, governments are more likely to be responding to the crisis in a way that support gender equality.

Read the report on CARE Insights

Gender and COVID-19: A Synthesis of Findings and Recommendations

Even as the risks of COVID-19 affect the health and security of women and girls globally, they are largely excluded from the decision-making bodies tasked with developing and implementing responses, resulting in clear gaps in meeting their needs and potentially causing them further harm.

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Global Health

From Ebola & Cholera to COVID-19

Between 2015 and 2019, CARE has run 57 projects that aimed to stop the spread of infectious disease epidemics – like Ebola, cholera, and zika – in 20 countries around the world. These projects collectively worked with 9 million people directly and provide lessons to inform CARE’s COVID-19 response.

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Bihar Technical Support Program Responding to COVID-19

CARE India has a team of 1,500+ staff supporting the State Government of Bihar in contact tracing, monitoring, infection control, and laboratory and hospital strengthening in response to COVID. 

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Food and Nutrition Security

Gender Equality, Food Security, and COVID

This review examines how COVID-19 will challenge women and their food and nutrition security. It also shows women can be a part of the solution if they have a seat at the table and a greater voice in decisions.

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Gender, Youth & Livelihood Programs in Food & Water Systems: COVID-19 Guidance

The operating environment for food and water system programs that focus on gender, youth, and livelihoods has changed significantly with the onset of the coronavirus. This document lays out implications and response strategies for these programs in response to COVID-19. 

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Solutions to Keep Agricultural Inputs Flowing During Crisis

This brief focuses on CARE's approach to agricultural inputs during crisis and how programs can be adapted to respond to COVID-19.

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Left Out and Left Behind

CARE interviewed more than 4500 women from 64 countries about how the pandemic is affecting their livelihoods, and ability to feed their families. The most immediate priority was food and income, and the biggest challenge is the increasing burden on women.

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Women’s Work & Economic Empowerment

COVID-19 and Women’s Economic Empowerment

A new paper by the Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality (CWEEE), which CARE co-chairs, details how the COVID-19 crisis will have significant implications for U.S. investments in global women’s economic empowerment.

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CARE COVID-19 Guidelines for Savings Groups

Savings groups are one of the most consistent and sustainable platforms for community programming across many sectors and contexts. COVID-19 poses crucial health and economic risks for Savings Groups as markets falter, mobility is restricted, and community gatherings are restrained.

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Cash and Voucher Assistance During COVID-19

Guidelines and a tip sheet for adapting cash and voucher programming during COVID-19.

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VSLAs Adapt to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading, and the situation is changing quickly in many countries around the world. This brief covers what VSLA groups are doing differently to meet the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 And The Garment Industry: Protect Workers, Transform the Industry

The International Labour Organization has estimated that nearly 25 million jobs could be lost as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and women working in garment supply chains are particularly vulnerable. During this period of crisis, CARE is calling on brands, governments, supplier factories, trade unions, and civil society to take action to protect the rights of women working in the garment industry.

Read the report on CARE Insights

Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s and Girls’ Economic Justice and Rights

As the fallout from the pandemic deepens, CARE is drawing attention to the short and longer-term effects of the crisis on women’s economic wellbeing. When considered alongside the gender norms that restrict women’s and girls’ roles in society and their intersectional identities, it is clear that COVID-19 puts decades of progress towards women’s and girls’ economic justice and rights at risk.

Read the report on CARE Insights

Savings Groups and COVID-19

Savings Groups are one of the most consistent and sustainable platforms for community development worldwide. COVID-19 poses crucial health and economic risks for Savings Groups as markets falter, mobility is restricted, and community gathering is restrained. Recommendations developed by the SEEP Network in collaboration with CARE will help organizations consider how best to support Savings Groups during the pandemic.

Read the recommendations on Mango Tree