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The COVID-19 pandemic is harming health, social and economic well-being worldwide and in Egypt – with women at the centre. 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.
Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex. This policy brief explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlines suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts.