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.
In two new studies, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) assesses the measures each EU country took to protect women during the pandemic and shows how governments can amplify the role of people witnessing violence.
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.