Study on the Impact of COVID-19 on Women and girls in Ethiopia
The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects women and girls in Ethiopia, with increased risks of job or income loss, gender based violence, early marriage, food insecurity and limited access to health facilities and information. Moreover, government efforts to respond to the pandemic often mean that resources and services are relocated, thereby further reducing access to women and girls.
Objectives and Scope of the Study
The general objective of this research is to understand the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women and girls in Ethiopia to improve the pandemic response with a gender focus and thereby provide recommendations and guidance to European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) partners and other relevant stakeholders in the areas of EUTF interventions.
The research focuses mainly on answering impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic on resilience, jobs and migration patterns of the women and girls sampled.
The research will sample women and girls from CARE and EUTF program areas. Research participants will mainly be women and girls under various circumstances, including IDPs, returnees, refugees, potential migrants and host communities as well as women working in the formal settings such as industrial parks.
Ethiopia: Farta and Fogera Woredas in the South Gondar zone, and Chiro and Messella Woredas in West Hararghe.
01.01.2021 – 30.09.2021
This project is funded by the European Union.