In a webcast event hosted by CGD, Megan O’Donnell spoke with researchers, practitioners, and advocates to highlight and contextualize data on how this global crisis presents specific gendered risks, and how, in turn, a gender-sensitive response can help us tackle new and worsening inequalities
CGD Policy Blogs
COVID-19 is likely to affect the education outcomes of girls and boys in adverse and differential ways. What has been less studied are the challenges and perceptions of the organizations delivering vital educational services to girls and boys in low-income countries. To better understand that, we are launching a new survey.
Gender gaps in participation in the labor force, entrepreneurship, pay, share of senior management, and executive board positions–as well as access to finance, markets, and skills–have been well documented. But how far do development finance providers truly support gender equality?
Early in the COVID-19 outbreak, experts warned of increased violence against women and children. Existing research about pandemics and disease outbreaks unfortunately aligns with the increased violence stemming from COVID-19 and related response efforts. Understanding why this happens is critical to inform policy and program responses to mitigate adverse effects.
A Gender Lens on COVID-19: Investing in Nurses and Other Frontline Health Workers to Improve Health Systems
Here we take a deeper dive into the promotion of a gender-equal global health workforce in which the occupations where women predominate, such as nursing and community health work, are valued, prioritized, and properly resourced.
The Trump administration’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) is just over a year old. Its anniversary presents an opportunity to take stock of progress to date and reflect on how W-GDP can be strengthened going forward.
Working towards structural changes that will take longer to come to fruition, especially those that relate to reducing global inequality, is the only way to radically decrease the extent of harm caused by moments of crisis, especially for vulnerable populations.
Politicians, donors, celebrities, and researchers alike have all made the case for investments in girls’ education. But despite the evidence and the advocacy, women still have less education than men in two-thirds of the world’s countries.
Policymakers should be thinking—and worried—about how COVID-19 is expected to disproportionately affect women and girls. Gender inequality can come into even starker focus in the context of health emergencies. With COVID-19 continuing to spread, what do we see so far—and what can we expect in the future—in terms of the impacts on women and girls?
As the global education world increasingly doubles down on efforts to address the global learning crisis, it is not clear that there are sufficient efforts going into keeping girls safe at school. We think it’s important to keep sounding the alarm: it is outrageous and unacceptable that millions of girls all over the world are unsafe at school.