This joint report with UN Women provides survey data to help policy makers design gender-inclusive policies to support recovery from the pandemic.
The report draws on data from Indonesia, Kiribati, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. It shows that women and men encounter different barriers to accessing vaccinations and medical supplies. The lingering economic and environmental effects of the pandemic are also gendered. Women in Asia and the Pacific were more likely to face reduced work hours due to lockdowns, and they have borne the brunt of increased unpaid domestic and care work. When it comes to accessing financial support or government stimulus packages, women have also faced disadvantages.
- Key Insights
- Technical Note