The impacts of health crises on women and girls
Center for Global Development

 How historical evidence can inform assessment and recovery through a gender lens?

This paper presents a conceptual framework on the effects of health crises on women and girls with an eye toward understanding the growing evidence base for the COVID-19 pandemic. When health crises such as COVID-19 emerge, the simultaneous shocks to economic, social, and health systems can have different implications for women and girls. The proposed framework can be used as a tool to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may be adversely affecting the wellbeing and opportunities of women and girls, in order to identify data gaps and shape analyses, inform ongoing pandemic response efforts, and identify important points of intervention for recovery efforts and future resilience.