This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Women and girls in all their diversity are experiencing the greatest impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has highlighted the stark gender inequalities across societies, with a lack of pandemic preparedness and fragile or non-functioning institutions posing graver impacts. This guide is designed to provide recommendations to governments to confront the gendered and discriminatory impact of COVID-19. It highlights good practices; shares lessons learned from HIV and other past public health crises; provides strategic information; calls for engagement with communities most impacted by COVID-19; and sets forth concrete immediate and forward-looking recommendations for crisis responses, policy development and investment strategies. The guide presents six key areas of concern regarding the human rights of women and girls in all their diversity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a useful guide for policy makers. Click here to access the guide.