This section of the COVID-GBV Tracker chronicles policy reports from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations world over. Reports are presented by organization.






Policy Documents and Reports


  • Amnesty International: Europe: Failures to guarantee safe access to abortion endangers health of women, girls amid COVID-19 (Read
  • CARE, COVID-19 Outbreak: Cox's Bazar Rapid Gender Analysis (May 2020) (Read)
  • CHIRAPAC: Indigenous Women of the Americas in the Face of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Read)
  • DV Task Force, New York: COVID-19 Domestic Violence Task Force's Initial Recommendations (Read
  • Global Network of Women Peacebuilders' Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy Appeal (Read)
  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics: COVID-19 lockdowns leading to a rise in violence against women and girls (Read
  • Interagency Standing Committee Guidance on Scaling-up COVID-19 Outbreak in Readiness and Response Operations in Camps and Camp-like Settings (jointly developed by IFRC, IOM, UNHCR and WHO) (Read)
  • Lowy Institute: COVID-19 responses: Why feminist leadership matters in a crisis (Read)
  • MADRE et al. Report: From Global Coordination to Local Strategies (Read) 
  • ReliefWeb: The Essentials for Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls During and After COVID-19 (Read
  • ReliefWeb: Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions? (Read
  • ReliefWeb: Checklist to protect from sexual exploitation and abuse during COVID-19 (Read
  • ReliefWeb: COVID-19 exacerbating tensions in Democratic Republic of Congo’s coalition government, compounding humanitarian woes, Stabilization Mission Head warns Security Council (Read
  • ReliefWeb: Gender-based violence and COVID-19 (Read)
  • ReliefWeb: The First 100 Days of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Asia and the Pacific: A Gender Lens (Read)
  • ReliefWeb: The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality in the Arab Region (Read)
  • Relief Web: Prevention and response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in COVID-19 - A Protection, Gender & Inclusion (PGI) Technical guidance note (Read
  • UN: COVID-19 intensifies ‘brutal crime’ of sexual violence in conflict (Read
  • UN: COVID-19: Rights experts highlight LGBTI discrimination, antisemitism (Read)
  • UN: UN supporting ‘trapped’ domestic violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic (Read
  • UN United Nations Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on women (Read)
  • UNAIDS: Gender-based violence and COVID-19—“When we are silent, we allow these crimes to multiply” (Read
  • UNCTAD: COVID-19 requires gender-equal responses to save economies (Read)
  • UNDP: Swift action to address violence against women and girls during pandemic (Read
  • UNFPA: COVID: A Gender Lens (Read)
  • UNFPA: Addressing gender-based violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Viet Nam (Read)
  • Refugees International: Gender Matters: COVID-19’s outsized impact on displaced women and girls (Read)  
  • UNFPA: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage (Read)
  • UNICEF: Gender-Based Violence Service During COVID-19: Not Just Hotlines & Mobile Phones (Read)
  • UNICEF: Preventing a silent crisis for Rohingya women and girls during COVID-19 pandemic (Read
  • UN OHCHR: COVID-19 and the Human Rights of LGBTI People (Read
  • UN Women: COVID-19: Gendered Impacts of the Pandemic in Palestine and Implications for Policy and Programming (Read)
  • UN Women: The Shadow Pandemic: Violence Against Women and Girls and COVID-19 (View Infographic
  • UN Women Report on The COVID-19 Outbreak and Gender (Read)
  • World Bank: COVID-19: Gender Dimensions (Read)
  • World Bank: Stigma is not quarantined: The impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTI community (Read)
  • WHO: Concerned over COVID-19 impact on women, girls in Africa (Read
Organizational News Releases and Statements
  • Outright International: LBTI Caucus Statement in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Read)
  • Rescue.org: New COVID-19 Global Rapid Gender Analysis Addresses Concerns of Women and Girls in Pandemic (Read)
  • UN Secretary-General: Put women and girls at centre of COVID-19 recovery (Read)
  • UN Secretary General Statement (Read)
  • UN Women: COVID 19 and ending violence against women and girls (Read)
  • UN Women: Guidance note: Addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women migrant workers (Read
  • UN Women: Using technology to assist vulnerable Syrian refugees during COVID-19 lockdown (Read)
  • UN Women: Voices of women's organizations on COVID-19: April 2020 sub-regional consultations (Read
  • UN Women: Surveys show that COVID-19 has gendered effects in Asia and the Pacific (Read
  • UN Women: Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic (Read
  • Women's Link Worldwide, Amnesty International and IPPF: Guidelines for Protecting the Rights of Women and Girls during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Read
  • Women's Refugee Commission: Statement on impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Refugee Women and Girls (Read)
  • World Economic Forum / UN The COVID-19 pandemic could have huge knock-on effects on women's health (Read)
  • Coronavirus - Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis (Read