WEI Responds to COVID-19

In August 2020, WEI partnered with UNFPA, UN Women, and seven women-with-disability-led organizations to document and respond to the lived experiences of women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.

More than 300 persons with disabilities and their advocates across the world shared their experiences with us, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, the right to freedom from violence, and related rights. As a result of this research, we produced the five resources below to guide pandemic response and recovery and seek to set a new standard for future crisis preparation that ensures human rights and inclusion at the intersection of gender and disability.

COVID-19 Tools

As a result of this research, we produced the five resources below to guide pandemic response and recovery and seek to set a new standard for future crisis preparation that ensures human rights and inclusion at the intersection of gender and disability.

Impact Assessment

The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls with Disabilities: A Global Assessment and Case Studies on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, GenderBased Violence, and Related Rights

 

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Good Practice Guideline

Compendium of Good Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ensuring Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Women and Girls with Disabilities

 

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Know Your Rights

Women, Girls, and Gender Non-Conforming People with Disabilities — Know Your Rights! Gender-Based Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

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SRHR Checklist

COVID-19, Gender, and Disability Checklist: Ensuring Human Rights-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women, Girls, and Gender Non-conforming Persons with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

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GBV Checklist

COVID-19, Gender, and Disability Checklist: Preventing and Addressing Gender-Based Violence against Women, Girls, and Gender Non-conforming Persons with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

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Other COVID-19 Resources

REPORT: COVID-19 at the Intersection of Gender and Disability: Findings of a Global Survey

This WEI report published in May 2020 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. Includes summary article in English and Spanish. Read Full Report Here.

 

Statement on Rights at the Intersection of Gender and Disability During COVID-19

Women, girls, nonbinary, trans, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities have been left behind In efforts to respond to COVID-19. WEI seeks to articulate issues impacting rights at the intersection of gender and disability and provide guidance to governments, healthcare providers, and other organizations involved in the response to this global crisis.

 

Global Advocacy and Partnerships

WEI partners with organizations fighting for justice around the world in advocacy efforts at the United Nations and beyond. Read our submissions to the United Nations.

 

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