Continued provision of essential sexual and reproductive health services remains critical during the global response to the pandemic. IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings, and to bring a gender […]
The health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19 are felt worldwide and most critically by those who are at risk of exposure, severe forms of illness, mortality, and those facing the brunt of the economic downturn. There is a risk that existing inequalities in maternal and reproductive health outcomes will be exacerbated, if we don’t […]
Around the world, life is often more difficult for adolescent girls. During a pandemic, it can be downright dangerous. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health services — as well as measures to respond to gender-based violence — should be designated as “essential” health services.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted women’s reproductive health in many ways and in all likelihood will continue to do so for years to come. In the midst of the madness, experts from two leading reproductive health businesses weigh in with their thoughts on how COVID-19 has altered the landscape for women, aspiring parents, and babies […]
This webinar focused on the impact of the coronavirus on mental health in the US. The speakers discussed increases in anxiety as well as give general advice for self-care and advice for LGBTQ youth on coping with stress during the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar is intended for patient advocacy group representatives, patients, caregivers, and other […]
WomenHeart, the American coalition for women with heart disease, is developing informative webinars and videos from medical experts and Champions sharing what people with heart disease need to know about COVID-19.
Women, pregnant or not, and adolescent girls are significantly affected by the disruptions brought to the health care system. Finding ways to continue to support the health of girls and women, even within strained health care and social systems must remain a top priority. An opinion piece and call for collective actions by Mandana Arabi, Vice President, […]
The COVID-19 crisis is deepening pre-existing inequalities which are in turn amplifying its impacts on the lives of women and girls. In a video message, António Guterres highlights the pandemic’s devastating consequences on women and girls, which cross every sphere: from health and the economy, to security and social protection. Read full statement below.