Emerging Data on the Gendered Effects of COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) has been collecting survey data since April 2020 to capture some of the gendered consequences of COVID-19 [1].

Partnering with different mobile network operators in the region, UN Women sent out their questionnaire via SMS to between 1 and 3 million people in each of the following countries: Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines [2].

Although certain results were expected, some have been quite surprising. Key findings are included below [1]:

1. Surveys show that COVID-19 has gendered effects in Asia and the Pacific | UN Women Data Hub [Internet]. UN Women. 2020 [cited 5 July 2020]. Available from: https://data.unwomen.org/resources/surveys-show-covid-19-has-gendered-effects-asia-and-pacific
2. Rogers K. Q&A: What early data says about gendered impacts of COVID-19 [Internet]. Devex. 2020 [cited 7 July 2020]. Available from: https://www.devex.com/news/q-a-what-early-data-says-about-gendered-impacts-of-covid-19-97339