Partner Updates

April 21, 2020
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies globally, we have curated a selection of resources and information on gender-sensitive responses and women’s leadership in times of pandemic. You will find a list of relevant resolutions, useful tools, virtual meetings, and calls and stories from the frontlines...
April 15, 2020
COVID-19: Emerging gender data and why it matters
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. As economic activity comes to a halt, women who face disadvantage in access to decent work will suffer the most. What's more, health pandemics can make it more difficult for...
April 15, 2020
How to incorporate women and gender equality in the management of the crisis response
Crisis management or emergency situations such as COVID-19 can have serious impacts on the lives of women and girls, if gender dimensions are not considered. Issues such as care work, economic autonomy, physical or sexual violence, women's participation in decision-making, disaggregation of data by...
April 7, 2020
Coronavirus: 9 ways you can support gender equality from your home
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way societies function. Social distancing measures have presented physical barriers to activism, but UN Women suggest 9 ways that you can keep up your support for gender parity from the safety of your own home. The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a...
April 2, 2020
COVID-19: Women front and center
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, One thing is clear about the COVID-19 pandemic, as stock markets tumble, schools and universities close, people stockpile supplies and home becomes a different and crowded space: this is not just a...
March 30, 2020
COVID-19: What does it mean for gender?
By the Secretariat of the International Gender Champions (IGC) and Martin Chungong, Chair of the IGC Global Board and Secretary General of the IPU. In times of crisis, gender equality is a goal that is often temporarily put on hold. Gendered dimensions tend to be regarded as secondary, but...
March 30, 2020
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Gabriela Cuevas discuss women in politics
The new Women in Politics Map from the IPU and UN Women shows that women continue to be underrepresented across all levels of power. Watch this interview with Gabriela Cuevas, President of the IPU, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, for insight on the progress of women's...
March 30, 2020
Video on Women, Peace and Security
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325). The UNSCR 1325 was the first to address the impact of armed conflict on women, as well as women’s contribution to conflict resolution and sustainable peace. This...
March 30, 2020
Five things you can do to improve gender equality in leadership
This video on SDG 5 "Gender Equality" looks at how you can take concrete actions to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership, particularly in parliaments. It is the first video of a series resulting from a partnership video project between the IPU,...