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New research: COVID-19 increases global backlash against gender equality and women's rights

In early days of the COVID-19 crisis, it was branded as ‘the great equalizer’; this narrative quickly changed, based on vast evidence that the outbreak, in fact, exacerbated inequalities world-wide.1 As in other crises, people in vulnerable positions are hit hardest. The same consequences can be observed for gender equality and women’s rights. On the one hand, the pandemic affects existing inequalities for women and gender nonconforming persons negatively, and simultaneously, women’s and gender rights activists face obstacles in ensuring that these inequalities are brought to the attention of governments and international institutions. 

This is the result from research commissioned by WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform.

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