Summary Status of Women and Men Report - The Impacts of COVID-19
Author: Tara Padmore
Content Editors: Tonni Brodber, Debbie Budlender, Sharon Carter-Burke, Isiuwa Iyahen and Asha Kambon
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a tremendous threat to global health, poverty reduction gains and advances made towards gender equality. Globally, by April 13, 2021, 136,115,434 confirmed cases, and 2,936,916 deaths  had scarred nations. The 35 countries/territories in the Caribbean region alone had suffered 630,239 confirmed cases and 8,571 deaths, as of April 6, 2021. Still, this pandemic has had impacts far beyond public health. The crippling economic and social fallouts of the pandemic threaten to derail hard-earn gains towards the sustainable development goals.
The report highlights the differential and varied impacts of the pandemic on women and men, uncovers their coping mechanisms, and provides a gendered analysis of governments’ response efforts. It finds that, while everyone has suffered, COVID-19 has forced women into greater social, economic, and physical insecurity than men.
 CARPHA COVID-19 Tracker Dashboard as of February 18, 2021 11:47 - https://carpha.org/Portals/0/Images/Dashboard-TrackingCOVID19-CARPHA.jpg
Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean
Publication year: 2021