Other European, regional and international organisations are taking important initiatives to collect information, provide guidance and raise awareness about the specific impact of the pandemic and of its consequences on women.

This page aims at compiling and disseminating such information, including notably the initiatives taken by the members of the Platform of Independent Expert Mechanisms on Discrimination and Violence against Women (EDVAW Platform).



Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
UN Women
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations Developement Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women
Inter-Agency Standing Committee and Global Protection Cluster on GBV Protection and Response
World Health Organization
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
International Labour Organization
International Parliamentary Union

Gender and COVID-19: A guidance note for parliaments

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

The IACHR calls on Member States to adopt a gender perspective in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to combat sexual and domestic violence in this context, 11 April 2020

Organization of American States
Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)


Council of the European Union

Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell, on behalf of the European Union, on human rights in the times of the coronavirus pandemic

European Commission

European Parliament

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)