Protection, Gender and Inclusion
Like all crises, the COVID-19 outbreak will affect people differently based on their sex, gender and other factors, including age, disability, sexual orientation, health status, legal status, ethnicity, and other aspects of the person. Emergencies exacerbate existing gender inequalities, and the incidence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), violence against children can be expected to increase. “Protection, gender and inclusion” (PGI) refers to all Red Cross Red Crescent actions which address violence, discrimination or exclusion, in all contexts where National Societies work.
Red Cross Red Crescent guidance materials
ICRC: Protection, dignity, and respect for deceased individuals and their families in COVID-19
In the current COVID-19 pandemic, the ICRC is adapting its existing activities and programs to ensure we can help address the growing needs globally concerning the dead, their families, and those working to manage the dead.
International organizations guidance
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) during COVID-19 Response
Interim Technical Note: Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) during COVID-19 Response - Version 1.0 (developed by WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, IOM, OCHA, CHS Alliance, InterAction and the UN Victims’ Rights Advocate)
IASC: Interim Guidance: Gender Alert for COVID-19 Outbreak
Particular concern, in humanitarian terms, must be for populations in high-risk settings, such as camps, poor high-density population areas and contexts with weak health care service provision, WASH facilities, and social protection settings. Developed by IASC Reference Group for Gender in Humanitarian Action.
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