The Impact of COVID-19 on Women

Population Foundation of India

This critical document by the Population Foundation of India addresses the differential impact of COVID-19 on women and girls and how the pandemic threatens to exacerbate pre-existing challenges faced by them. In addition to available global and national evidence, the brief refers to two of PFI’s recent studies to assess the impact of COVID-19. It also recommends timely measures to ensure women and girls remain central to COVID-19 response planning and recovery efforts.


Insights: - Increase in domestic violence at home was reported by one-fourth of study participants - Mental health challenges could impact women more, due to the expectation of caregiving roles - Access to sexual and reproductive health has been curtailed during the pandemic - Front Line Workers are facing backlash from communities, leading to increased stress"
Resource link Interested in joining PULSE for Development? Register here.


  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • Odisha
  • Rajasthan
  • Uttar Pradesh


  • Research report


  • Child Rights and Child Labour
  • Gender-based issues
  • Health and Nutrition