Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost USD 16 trillion has been pumped into the global economy, and governments are now rolling out second and third phases of support. With the introduction of vaccines, some countries can begin to get the pandemic under control and start investing in recovery. Most countries, however, are still grappling with the pandemic’s immediate health and socio-economic fallout, including its outsized impact on women.
The final report of the Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy has been released at a unique moment in global history. Reeling from the first wave of a deadly pandemic, perched on the precipice of a second wave and a deep and brutal recession, there was never a better time to ask: do we really want to go back to business as usual? The Covid-19 pandemic has brought much to light.
This brief paper has been prepared in accordance with the guidance note from UN Women in consultation with the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) and the Institute for Social Transformation. The paper targets Legislators and the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED).
This UN Women Policy Brief presents a set of recommendations to achieve a gender-responsive economic recovery in Lebanon, and are compiled from a larger forthcoming analysis of the gendered impact of Lebanon’s economic crisis on different aspects of women’s life. The recommendations focus on fiscal, social and labour policies, and are aimed at policy-makers shaping Lebanon’s recovery framework. They are recommendations designed to create an economic system that is built on equity and that utilizes the economic potential of all Lebanese.
Transport is one of the most important aspects of national infrastructure and a key to gender equality. Women’s opportunities to access paid work are reduced when there is poor investment in gender
This paper demonstrates how careful attention to the impact of taxes and policy evidence can be used by Government officials to carry out a step-by-step examination of the impact of
UN Women Policy Brief: Reforma Impostu Rendimentu no Konsumu ba Timor-Leste