Report on the policy measures adopted by the Egyptian Government to ensure a gender-sensitive national response to the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is harming health, social and economic well-being worldwide and in Egypt – with women at the centre. Recognizing the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic and related measures affect women and men differently is essential. Policy responses must be immediate, and they must account for women’s concerns. The Government of Egypt has been quick to act, introducing measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus and to cushion its social and economic impacts.


Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Egypt

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Health; Economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and girls; Governance and national planning

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 11