Integrating Gender into the COVID-19 Vaccine Response: A Technical Brief

Many gender-related barriers impact immunization services, including access to, and uptake of, COVID- 19 vaccination. These barriers can include social norms; access to education; ability to make decisions and control resources; health provider attitudes, biases, and preferences; inequitable policies, laws, and regulations; and governance and stakeholder engagement. Failure to address these factors will impede achieving widespread vaccine uptake and greater community protection.

This technical brief focuses on recommendations to integrate gender perspectives in COVID-19 vaccine promotion efforts as part of the overall risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) response.

This technical brief is also available in French and Spanish.

Source: Integrating Gender into the COVID-19 Vaccine Response: A Technical Brief

    Integración del Género en la Respuesta a la Vacunación Contra la COVID-19: Informe Técnico

    Este informe técnico se centra en las recomendaciones para integrar la perspectiva de género en los esfuerzos de promoción de la vacunación contra la COVID-19 como parte de la respuesta general de comunicación de riesgos y participación comunitaria (CRPC).

    Este informe técnico también está disponible en Inglés y Francés.

    Source: Integración del Género en la Respuesta a la Vacunación Contra la COVID-19: Informe Técnico

      Intégration du Genre Dans La Réponse Vaccinale au COVID-19 : Dossier Technique

      Ce dossier technique porte sur les recommandations visant à intégrer la dimension de genre dans les efforts de promotion du vaccin contre le COVID-19, dans le cadre de la réponse globale de communication des risques et d’engagement communautaire (CREC).

      Cette dossier technique est également disponible en anglais et en espagnol.

      Source: Intégration du Genre Dans La Réponse Vaccinale au COVID-19 : Dossier Technique

        Intégration du Genre Dans la Lutte Contre le COVID-19 Basée sur la Communication sur les Risques et l’Engagement Communautaire

        L’intégration du genre dans la communication des risques COVID-19 et la réponse à l’engagement communautaire (CREC) exige de considérer comment les normes et les rôles de genre, ainsi que la dynamique de pouvoir et la prise de décision inéquitables, influencent les expériences et les besoins des gens à toutes les étapes. Cette note technique fournit des recommandations pratiques pour intégrer le genre dans les six piliers de la réponse de la CREC.

        Source: Intégration du Genre Dans la Lutte Contre le COVID-19 Basée sur la Communication sur les Risques et l’Engagement Communautaire

          Integración del Género en la Respuesta de Comunicación de Riesgos y Participación Comunitaria Frente a la COVID-19

          La integración del género en la respuesta de comunicación de riesgos y participación comunitaria (CRPC ) de COVID-19 exige considerar cómo las normas y roles de género, así como las dinámicas de poder y la toma de decisiones inequitativas, influyen en las experiencias y necesidades de las personas en todas las etapas. Este resumen técnico proporciona recomendaciones prácticas para integrar el género en los seis pilares de la respuesta de CRPC.

          Source: Integración del Género en la Respuesta de Comunicación de Riesgos y Participación Comunitaria Frente a la COVID-19

            Message against child and women abuse during COVID-19

            This video, by Dr. Basudev Krishna Shastri, condemns child and women abuse that has been occurring in Nepal during the COVID-19 pandemic.

            Source: Message against child and women abuse during COVID-19

              Gender Implications for Extension and Advisory Services during COVID-19

              The social impacts of COVID-19 have important implications to food security and, like many other social and environmental calamities, are not gender or spatially neutral. In many regions across the world, deep-rooted gender norms that devalue women’s unpaid domestic labor burdens also marginalize the health, nutrition, and decision-making power of women and girls.

              This post highlights specific gaps in the ability of extension and advisory services (EAS) to address the needs of rural farmers, specifically women, that are increased during emergencies. For example, globally, women report lower access to extension services, as well as information and communication technology devices (radios, cell phones), risk-sharing networks outside of their communities (village savings and loan groups), household power to make decisions, and time to allocate to innovative and adaptive agricultural solutions. In addition, this post addresses the risks that such gender and place-based gaps present to rural food security and social stability, specifically in low- and middle-income countries.

              Source: Gender Implications for Extension and Advisory Services during COVID-19

                Gender, Health and COVID-19

                With a focus on countries in the Global South, this infographic series illustrates: how COVID-19 has affected access to essential health services for women; how responses have exacerbated gender inequities in access to essential health services; and what practices and approaches countries have used to mitigate negative impacts.

                Source: Gender, Health and COVID-19

                  Gender and Health Hub Buzzboard

                  The Gender and Health Hub is a network of policymakers, researchers, and implementers working at the intersection of gender and global health.

                  The Hub publishes synthesised policy-relevant evidence and best practices to support gender integration in health programming. Our aim is to bridge the gap between knowledge and action, build a diverse community to share learnings, and catalyse evidence for impact.

                  The Hub has a Buzzboard which helps users connect with each other over common interests in the field of gender and health.

                  Source: Gender and Health Hub Buzzboard

                    Prevent Domestic Violence: Tips for Men

                    The short animated gif/video in English and Siswati was developed for men to prevent domestic violence. It outlines six key steps men can take to help them from acting violently, and includes contact details of locally available services for help.  The video was designed to be distributed through social media platforms.

                    Source: Prevent Domestic Violence: Tips for Men