Informal Women Workers Call for Social Protection Amidst COVID-19

Извор: WUNRN – 22.01.2021

The analysis of the social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light two key lessons: the first is the need for an approach flexible enough to recognize the multiple needs and dimensions of informal workers’ lives. The second is the importance of having systems, institutions and spaces of social dialogue in place that are not only robust enough to support current beneficiaries, but to step up to the plate when unforeseen shocks occur.

By Cyrus Afshar, Annie Devenish


A Rights-Based Approach to Social Protection in the Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery - UN Special Rapporteur Poverty

Извор: WUNRN – 28.12.2020

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OHCHR | Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights


The past, present, and future of social protection after COVID-19 (

Looking Back to Look Ahead: A Rights-Based Approach to Social Protection in the Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery


Cyber Violence in Intimate Relationships

Извор: WUNRN – 21.12.2020

By using cyber violence, abusive men

- seem omnipotent and omnipresent to their partner,

- control every aspect of their partner’s life,

- have constant access to their victims,

- make it increasingly difficult for survivors to leave the abuse behind,

- continue abusing their victims after the end of the relationship, and

- ruin victims’ livelihoods, reputations and steal their sense of safety.


Sexism at Work: How Can We Stop It? Handbook for EU Institutions & Agencies

Извор: WUNRN – 20.12.2020

Direct Link to Full 56-Page EIGE Guide

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Who is this handbook for?

13 November 2020 - This handbook will be relevant for every organisation and for all work contexts, both in the public and private sector. However, the content has been tailored to the context of the EU institutions and agencies.


Gender Just Climate Solutions - 2020 Award Winners - Social & Environmental Benefits

Извор: WUNRN – 14.12.2020

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December 11, 2020 - Five years after the signature of the Paris Agreement, the Women and Gender Constituency is proud to present the accomplishment of 15 award winners who implement Gender Just Climate Solutions all around the world.


EU - An Inclusive, Gender Responsive Approach to Migration

Извор: WUNRN – 11.12.2020

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Human Rights & Gender Equality during Public Emergencies as the COVID-19 Pandemic

Извор: WUNRN – 08.12.2020

When emergency measures and #humanrights restrictions are gender-blind, women end up being harmed the most. ODIHR's new guide helps fill these gaps and prevent further discrimination.

In crisis situations, pre-existing patterns of discrimination, marginalization and vulnerability are exacerbated. Women and men, girls and boys experience the effects of the crisis itself, and of the extraordinary measures taken to counter it, in very different ways. Natural disasters, such as the devastating tsunamis, hurricanes and earthquakes of the past decade, have shown that women are at much higher risk of death from the immediate event, and also that their economic vulnerability increases in the aftermath.2 Distribution of relief aid often fails to consider gender differences, denying women access to key resources.


Men, Sex, Gender & COVID-19

Извор: WUNRN – 04.12.2020

Are men more at risk of infection?

Across the countries where data is available, Global Health 50/50 finds there is no consistent pattern in terms of who is more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19. A confirmed diagnosis means that a laboratory test has been undertaken. In other words, globally there are almost equal numbers of infected cases amongst men and women. We have no evidence from these national survey data that men are more likely to become infected than women.

This pattern has also been seen in data collated by the World Health Organization, which shows that there is little difference in the reported numbers of confirmed cases in men and in women. Among over 700,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to WHO by April 18th 2020, there are almost equal numbers of cases in men and women (sex ratio of M:F cases = 1.03:1). The sex ratio varies with age. In both the younger (20-29 year old) and older (80 years and older) age groups, there are more cases in women than men.


EU – Homelessness – Special challenges for homeless women, & during the pandemic

Извор: WUNRN – 03.12.2020

According to FEANTSA & Foundation Abbe Pierre estimations in their 4th Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe, at least 700,000 homeless people are sleeping rough or in emergency/temporary accommodation on one night in the European Union. It is an increase of 70% compared to ten years ago.

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