The ‘Call to Action: Now and the Future, COVID-19 and Gender Equality, Global Peace and Security’ paper addresses the deeply gendered impact of COVID-19. GAPS’s position is that a rights-based approach and gender- conflict analysis must be at the centre of any global response and recovery. The Women, Peace and Security agenda provides an essential framework for analysing and responding to COVID-19. At this time of compounding global crisis, the world needs to work together to implement the Women, Peace and Security agenda and related international standards and ensure that COVID-19 does not exacerbate the existing gender inequalities. This paper sets out the already immediate and long-term impacts of COVID-19 with recommendation to the international community, including the UK Government to implement as they respond to this global pandemic. The global response to COVID-19 must be explicitly gendered and prioritise peace. The links below in the bibliography were used or referred to throughout this paper on COVID-19 and Gender.
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