Women & the pandemic


The impact of COVID-19 on women threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and hinders our work towards more inclusive, resilient, gender-equal and sustainable societies. 

The United Nations Secretary-General

Women have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with existing divides exposed and exacerbated by the crisis.

Women are suffering now more than ever from unemployment, inequalities in the workplace, and increased childcare responsibilities; lockdown measures have led to a catastrophic rise in instances of domestic violence and abuse.

What can we learn from the pandemic as it relates to the experience of women? How can we begin to make up the ground lost, and ensure that the rights of women are not set back by decades? Can we imagine a more inclusive, resilient, gender-equal sustainable society post-pandemic?

If you'd like to contribute to the discussion, or have research relating to gender inequality, we'd love you to get in touch.

This mission supports our Fairer society goal 

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Free access to our articles & author videos/blogs

Our publications include content on women and the pandemic that we'd like to share with you; and we've a range of videos and blogs from our authors.

Articles & blogs

Look out for some of our blogs featured under the journal articles; there are four to view.

Videos & blogs

How has the pandemic affected women? To find out more about what our authors have to say, watch/read our latest videos/blogs.

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Different routes to publication

If you would like to contribute to the discussion, take a look at our different routes to publication and contact us to get involved.

Special issues

See our recently published special issues on this topic.

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Free resources from Emerald Works

Emerald Works – which is part of the Emerald Group – has a range of resources on this subject and we’re able to share these free pieces with you.

Visit Emerald Works to discover more about its services.

The politics of promotion

Bonnie Marcus – entrepreneur, executive coach and the author of a new book called The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead – talks about office politics in this podcast transcript.


How to juggle caregiving responsibilities & work

Keeping it together when work and care are pulling you apart.

In this article, we look at some of the challenges faced by caregivers, and examine what you can do to manage your responsibilities at work and at home.


Managing caregivers

Respecting the 'sandwich generation'

In this article, you'll learn why it's important to consider the needs of the caregivers on your team, and how their multiple roles might impact their and their co-workers' work, both positively and negatively.


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