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Gender-transformative hurricane resilience during the COVID-19 crisis

Source(s):  United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)

The extent of the socio-economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to shape the “new normal” for CARICOM Member States. A 1.5% contraction of Gross Domestic Product has already been estimated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, 2020). While governments balance this “new normal,” there is also an ‘above-average’ forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which takes place from June 1 to November 30.

In the face of these challenges, cost-effective prevention and preparedness measures are critical. Experience shows that gender-responsive prevention and preparedness leads to more effective local and national response and better management of infectious diseases. To this end, women’s leadership and contributions are critical to curbing infection rates and enabling resilience and recovery. The 2020 hurricane season is an opportunity to demonstrate lessons learned enhanced by the COVID-19 experience to build back better for women, men, boys and girls alike so as to keep the Caribbean on the path of resilient and sustainable development.



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  • Gender-transformative hurricane resilience during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Bowen, Kyana
  • Number of pages 5 p.

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