How to reduce gender inequalities in the response to COVID-19 by respecting Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

The COVID-19 outbreak is having a serious impact on people around the world and increasingly affecting Moldova, with the more long-term implications still unknown. Businesses (and through them) their employees, suppliers and customers are also affected, creating a difficult time for many organizations.

Date: Friday, May 22, 2020

With the below, UN Women wishes to inform business leaders committed to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in Moldova about the interlinkages between COVID-19 and gender inequalities as well as to provide suggestions for possible responses aligned with the Women‘s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). UN Women calls on business leaders to take proactive measures to help lessen the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on their employees, suppliers, customers and communities. Aligned with the WEPs, it is advised that any response actions consider the gender-differentiated impacts of the outbreak.

Below are some of recommendations on how to reduce gender inequalities in the response to COVID-19 by respecting Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs):

Protective measures
Unpayed care
WAVG
Pay gap
Womens' business
Support NGOs

These materials were elaborated by UN Women Moldova and financed by Sweden.