Gendered Impacts of COVID-19

Research Briefs and Reports

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Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on WPS Practitioners in the Indo-Pacific Region. Monash GPS Centre, May 2020.

report coverNaomi Pfitzner, Kate Fitz-Gibbon & Jacqui True. Responding to the 'Shadow Pandemic'. Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, May 2020.

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K. Fitz-Gibbon, N. Pfitzner, J.True, S. Walklate, S. Meyer, M. Segrave, B. Godfrey, B. & J. Richardson.  Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner to inform the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences in the upcoming report to the General Assembly. 'COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women'. Submitted 30 June 2020.


Online seminars

COVID-19 and Violent Extremism: Gender Perspectives (3 June 2020)

Dr Fatima Akilu, Professor Mia Bloom, Dr Noor Huda Ismail, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini MBE, Dr Cathrine Thorleifsson and Dr Alexandra Phelan (Chair)

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented crisis internationally. Though focus is often placed on government responses, the pandemic has also allowed for violent extremist groups to both leverage and capitalise on the effects of COVID-19, impacting women and men differently. We have seen VE organisations respond to the virus by ramping up online propaganda messages, spreading conspiracies and engaging in misinformation campaigns. These organisations seek to foster perceptions of inefficiency and mistrust in government. In some countries, non-state armed groups have adopted state-like functions by providing social welfare services and enforcing local lockdowns vis-à-vis the state. This event will bring together international experts to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted on gender dynamics in violent groups around the world. It is part of a series co-hosted with: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Securitythe LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Securitythe PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security and the Women, Peace and Security Institute in the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.