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