A collection of WEI publications and news posts in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
- Endorse the Statement on Rights at the Intersection of Gender and Disability During COVID-19In efforts to respond to COVID-19, women, girls, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities have been left behind. This Statement seeks to articulate particular issues that are impacting rights at the intersection of gender and disability during this crisis and provide guidance to governments, United Nations entities, healthcare providers, and civil society organizations who are involved in the response. Read the full Statement here.
- From Global Coordination to Local Strategies: A Practical Approach to Prevent, Address and Document Domestic Violence under COVID-19A practical guide for preventing, addressing, and documenting domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. A collaboration of WEI, MADRE, Media Matters for Women, MenEngage Alliance, Nobel Women’s Initiative, OutRight Action International, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
- COVID-19 at the Intersection of Gender and Disability: Findings of a Global SurveyWEI report pulls together responses to a global survey from 100 women, non-binary, and trans persons with disabilities and seeks to provide the guidance for responding to this crisis in a way that protects rights at the intersection of gender and disability.
- Women Enabled International Demands JusticeWomen Enabled International stands with protestors around the world in demanding justice and action to address the systemic human rights violations in the United States that contribute to the ongoing oppression of members of the Black community in any form—from police violence, police failures to address gender-based violence and government failures to address the COVID-19 pandemic, all of which disproportionally impact the Black community.
- Response to U.N. Special Procedures Questionnaire on COVID-19 and Human RightsWEI, as a member of the Nairobi Principles Working Group, submitted information to several U.N. human rights experts on the situation of rights related to gender, disability, and sexuality during the COVID-19 crisis. This information will be used to inform the global human rights response to this pandemic. Read or download the submission:
- WEI Submission on Domestic Violence and COVID-19 at the Intersection of Gender and Disability to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence against WomenAlongside the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increased risk of domestic violence for women, girls, non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities. WEI reported information from its own research and that of organizations around the world to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women about this “hidden pandemic” of domestic violence.