Covid-19 and gender equality
This webpage aims to raise awareness about some of the different consequences of the Covid-19 crisis for women and men in Europe. The information draws on our research findings and gender statistics. It 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.
Keep an eye on our website for more updates throughout the year and check our projects page for upcoming studies related to Covid-19.
EIGE’s latest findings show that job losses, reduced working hours, work-life balance pressures, spikes in domestic violence, and overwhelmed helpline counsellors are just some of the effects of the coronavirus 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.
EIGE's 2022 Gender Equality Index has a thematic focus on care in the pandemic. It explores the division of informal childcare, long-term care and housework between women and men.
This policy brief provides recommendations for policy-makers to engage young women and men on the road to rethinking, rebuilding and repowering Europe in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.