‘Towards a Gender Equal Recovery’ COVID-19 Factsheets

COVID-19 is a gendered problem. Family violence, women’s economic security, mental and sexual health have all been affected in gendered ways during this crisis. We need gender responsive solutions.

Victorian women have been hardest hit by the Covid19 pandemic with higher unemployment rates, less access to jobkeeper, greater responsibility for caring and unpaid work and significantly poorer mental health outcomes. However Government investment in strategies to help women has lagged behind other economic stimulus and support.

In a series of factsheets exploring the impact of Covid19 on women and gender diverse people in Victoria, Gender Equity Victoria and its members are raising awareness of the deep and lasting impacts of disaster on women across the State.

Factsheets

Gender Disaster and Resilience: Towards a Gender Equal Recovery
Gender Equity and COVID-19 Factsheet

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Victorian men, women and gender diverse people is significant and far-reaching. It extends beyond physical and mental health consequences, impacting the very fabric of our economy, community and way of life

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Gender Disaster and Resilience: Towards a Gender Equal Recovery
Preventing Violence Against Women Factsheet

When communities experience natural disasters – like a pandemic or bushfire – rates of family and other forms of gendered violence against women and children rise.

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Gender Disaster and Resilience: Towards a Gender Equal Recovery
Sexual & Reproductive Health Factsheet

During disasters, barriers to accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) care increase and the consequences of not receiving timely SRH care can intensify. Financial loss, intimate partner violence, travel restrictions and social distancing measures have all impacted access to SRH care during the COVID response, exacerbating existing inequalities.

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Gender Disaster and Resilience: Towards a Gender Equal Recovery
Economic Security Factsheet

Disasters, such as pandemic, bushfire, drought and climate change embed
inequalities and injustices that already exist within our society.

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Gender Disaster and Resilience: Towards a Gender Equal Recovery
Women’s Mental Health in the context of COVID-19 Factsheet

COVID-19 is having significant impacts on women’s mental health, and that this is compounding existing mental health inequalities between women and men.

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