COVID-19 is taking a higher toll on women – shows UN Women Albania rapid assessment
Date: 10 July 2020
COVID-19 has been disproportionately affecting women compared to men, and risks to deepen gender inequalities, a rapid gender assessment by UN Women Albania shows. The survey was conducted from April 17 to 26 (prior to the issuance of the second GoA support package), in partnership with IDRA Research & Consulting. It measured the socio-economic impact of the pandemic and how it affected the livelihoods of women and men.This assessment was supported by the regional project “Women Count”, and two UN Joint Programmes, “Ending Violence against Women in Albania” financed by the Swedish Government and “Improving municipal social protection service delivery” financed by the Joint SDG Fund.