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COVID-19 Resources List

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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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She Told Us So

Rapid Gender Analysis: Filling the Data Gap to Build Back Equal. This first-of-its-kind research that reveals differing perspectives between men and women when it comes to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on first person survey feedback from 6,200 women and 4,000 men in nearly 40 countries, women were more likely than men to report challenges across three (3) main areas: Livelihoods, Food, Mental Health. This Rapid Gender Analysis data was collected using context-appropriate tools, including SMS surveys, WhatsApp and phone interviews and when safe in-person conversation. This real time, first person interaction allows CARE to move quickly and understand response gaps. The goal of this approach is not to elevate women’s concerns above men’s, but to make sure they are heard in the first place.

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Girl-Driven Change: Meeting the Needs of Adolescent Girls During COVID-19 and Beyond

In light of the global crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, this report draws upon available country data from CARE’s work as well as external sources in order to highlight the initial impact of the pandemic on the health, well-being and safety of adolescent girls as well as their access to, and involvement in, essential services. The report also provides examples of program innovations developed during the pandemic to profile the ways in which CARE’s work has been contextualized to address the unique needs of adolescent girls across sectors.

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Building Forward: Creating a More Equitable, Gender-Just, Inclusive, and Sustainable World

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly been, and continue to be, terrible for individuals, communities, and countries. Yet the crisis provides the world with a unique opportunity, an opportunity to build forward rather than back.

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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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CARE USA Statement to House Foreign Affairs Committee: A Year Out: Addressing International Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 18, 2021, CARE USA submitted written testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on its hearing, A Year Out: Addressing International Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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The Case for U.S. Investment in Global COVID-19 Vaccinations

According to a new joint analysis by CARE and Booz Allen Hamilton, the U.S. faces a choice: Invest at least $11.3 billion over the next three years to ensure vaccines reach the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities worldwide, particularly low-to-middle-income countries, or pay as much as almost $700 billion in continued economic loss if we fail to meet this global challenge.

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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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Sometimes We Don’t Even Eat – How Conflict and COVID-19 Are Pushing Millions of People to the Brink

In September 2020, the UNSC invoked Resolution 2417, sounding the alarm on the risk of famine and widespread food insecurity in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen due to the cumulative effects of conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. This report explores the impact that conflict and other crises, including COVID-19, have had on food security in these countries. The report also analyzes the gendered effects of food insecurity in these contexts.

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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