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.
- 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"
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