Corona and gender equality

The Corona pandemic will multiply existing gender inequalities and increase risks of sexual and gender-based violence. The protection and promotion of the rights of women in mines and mining affected communicates should be a key priority of all key stakeholders in the mining industry.


See links to relevant resources below:



COVID-19 requires gender-equal responses to save economies, (by Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General, and Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, UNCTAD)


Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19 (by CARE and  the International Rescue Committee (IRC),

March 31 2020)


On sexual and gender-based violence:

Video: Statement by the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres on Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19, 5th April 2020.


A Gender Lens on COVID-19: Pandemics and Violence against Women and Children (by Center for Global Development, 3rd April 2020)


COVID-19: A Gender Lens – Protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promoting gender equality (by UNFPA, March 2020)


Impacts of COVID-19 on ASM: Insights from the ground: a story on women miners in Zimbabwe