The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to have a great negative impact on vulnerable groups, such as migrants and minorities, but also women. Their right to life, health, work and social protection have been under significant threat.
The recently issued UN Women Report “A feminist plan for sustainability and social justice” has highlighted the significance of putting a gender-based approach at the centre of the recovery and transformation plan, following the COVID-19 pandemic. The importance of including WO’s in the recovery process has previously been analysed by Gender Concerns International in the Report “Covid-19 Recovery & The Vitality of International Women Organisations Gender-Inclusive Recovery Response: An Urgent Needs Assessment issued by Gender Concerns International” issued on April 2020.
The global pandemic has impacted and worsened inequalities, highlighting long-standing problems, especially for women. Therefore, their representation and consideration must not be neglected in the developing of a recovery plan.