The gender perspective in the Covid-19 crisis & post period - Draft report-25.06.2020

17-06-2020 - 16:29
Frances Fitzgerald Frances Fitzgerald
MEP Frances Fitzgerald © @European Parliament
The report deals with all facets of gender issues related to the crisis and gender mainstreaming of all COVID-19-related measures. The Rapporteur argues that gender and sex have dominated not just the clinical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the response to it. From urgent and pressing issues such as domestic violence and the alarmingly high male mortality rate, to more structural and fundamental questions about the perceived value of different roles in society, it has become apparent that gender has been a crucial aspect of this virus and accompanying crisis. She further analyses intersectional and global dimensions of the crisis and provides recommendations for recovery measures to take gender into account.