In order to halt the rapid spread of the coronavirus, many countries are now in a state of emergency. Kvinna till Kvinna has supported women’s rights organisations in conflict affected countries and in crises for many years, and we know that without a gender perspective on the response to covid-19, women’s priorities will not be taken into consideration. If we are determined enough, covid-19 could give us a possibility to transform this sudden change in a positive new direction by challenging unequal power distribution, unequal economic structures and patriarchal norms.
Apart from urging the Swedish government to be a strong and loud advocate for a feminist perspective in the corona response, we recommend Sweden and the international donor community to:
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A feminist perspective on the global response to covid-19