June 29, 2022 @ 13:30 – June 29, 2022 @ 15:00
Hybrid: Online & Palais des Nations Conference Room Tempus 3
in Geneva

UN Women and the UNDP are organising a special briefing on a new report on Government Responses to COVID-19: Lessons on Gender Equality for a World in Turmoil, which will take place on Wednesday 29 June, 13:30 to 15:00 CEST in a hybrid format.


The overlapping impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerating climate disasters and geopolitical conflict are a threat to gender equality and women’s rights across the globe. A new report by UN Women and UNDP shows what governments can do now to prevent further rollbacks and recover lost ground, while enhancing resilience and preparedness for future shocks. Government Responses to COVID-19: Lessons on Gender Equality for a World in Turmoil draws on a unique global dataset of nearly 5,000 measures adopted by 226 countries and territories in response to COVID-19. It analyzes the extent to which these measures have responded to the specific challenges that women have faced, highlights gaps as well as good practices, and looks at the factors that have enabled a stronger gender response across countries.


This report builds on another recent UN Women report, Beyond COVID-19: A Feminist Plan for Sustainability and Social Justice, which provides a visionary and practical roadmap for putting gender equality, social justice, and sustainability at the centre of the recovery and transformation. The two reports’ findings are particularly relevant at a time when the world is caught up in multiple and intertwined crises that are causing immense human suffering and long-term systemic instability. Against this backdrop, the need to ensure that crisis response and recovery strategies are gender-responsive is more urgent than ever.


Join the briefing for an interactive, forward-looking discussion on the findings and lessons from the reports. This event will be hybrid in format, taking place both in-person at the Palais des Nations (Conference Room Tempus 3) and online (link provided upon registration).