Non-governmental organisations, and notably women’s rights organisations, are instrumental in raising awareness about the various ways and aspects of women’s lives which have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

This page aims at compiling the various initiatives, statements, reports and other relevant work carried out by NGOs, with particular regard to European and international NGOs.



Amnesty International
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
Centre for Global Development
Center for Reproductive Rights
Equality Now

When staying home is dangerous: fighting the rise of domestic violence in Europe, 22 April 2020

European Disability Forum
European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
European Network of Migrant Women
European Women's Lobby
Feminist Alliance for Rights
Global Health 5050
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Global Network of Women’s Shelters and Asian Network of Women Shelters
Human Rights Watch
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Gender Champions (ICG)
International Planned Parenthood Federation
International Medical Advisory Panel
Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

The COVID-19 pandemic: we need urgent measures to protect people and mend the cracks in our health, social protection and migration systems, March 2020

Plan International
Sexual and Reproductive health matters
Wave Network
Women in Development Europe +
Women in Migration Network
Women’s Link Worldwide
Work with perpetrators