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Facts prove COVID-19 hurts women more

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.

“If we don’t do this deep work to recover gender equity, you can expect a two-lane economic recovery – where Australian men are on a fast-track, given the green light of public investment, while women are stuck in the slow lane – short changed, under-valued and going nowhere.” – Tanja Kovac

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.

 

‘Towards a Gender Equal Recovery’ COVID-19 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
Economic Security for Women


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. Our thanks to the Women's Mental Health Alliance for their guidance and contributions on this fact sheet.

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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 and Reproductive Health in the Context of COVID-19


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’ E-Bulletin

Edition 1 – COVID-19, Bushfires and Beyond

Edition 2 – COVID-19 and Violence

Edition 3 – Sexual and Reproductive Health During Pandemic

Edition 4 – Education and eSafety During Pandemic

Edition 5 – Health, Heroes and Human Loss

Edition 6 – Violence (Part 2), Victims Voices

Edition 7 – Workplace Equality After Pandemic

Edition 8 – LGBTQI Communities and COVID-19

Edition 9 – Snap Forward, Feminists

Edition 10 – The Arts and COVID-19

Edition 11 – Black Lives Matter

Edition 12 – Care and the Care Economy