Covid-19 and gender equality
This webpage aims to raise awareness about some of the gendered impacts that Covid-19 is having on our society. The information draws on EIGE’s existing research and gender statistics to highlight the different realities that women and men could be facing in light of this pandemic.
It also puts forward ideas for policymakers to ensure that the gender perspective is not forgotten when it comes to making important decisions during and after the pandemic that will affect the lives of every citizen.
Lockdowns to prevent the spread of Covid-19 trapped many women at home with abusers. Several countries saw spikes in domestic violence reports. As lockdowns ease, the EIGE is taking a closer look at how we can protect women in times of crisis.
Home can be a dangerous place for women, if they are stuck in self-isolation together with their abuser. Are helplines open during the coronavirus pandemic? Yes. All EU Member States have kept their helplines open.