Compendium of resources: the gender impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and gender-sensitive responses


This page is a compilation of links to resources on the gender impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on mainstreaming gender equality considerations in responses (updated 17/07/2020).



Government of Ireland, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) campaign with cross-government resources updated daily, and Citizens Information COVID-19 overview.

Oireachtas, Special Committee on COVID-19 Response.

National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) COVID-19 Subgroup on Vulnerable People, papers including terms of reference, meetings minutes and information resources.

Central Statistics Office (CSO), Covid-19 Information Hub with statistics and analysis.

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), statements relating to COVID-19.

National Disability Authority (NDA), Covid-19 and people with disabilities, advice and communications toolkits including for remote meetings.

Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES), COVID-19 research papers.

National Economic and Social Council (NESC), COVID-19 working papers.

Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), research papers on the potential impact of COVID-19 across areas such as economic growth, employment and human behaviour.

Civil society: National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI), Women and COVID-19 resource directory.


Eurostat, COVID-19: Statistics serving Europe compendium of statistics.

European Institute for Gender Equality, COVID-19 and gender equality resources including research, gender statistics and policy ideas.

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Fundamental rights implications of COVID-19 resources including reports and bulletins.

EU Agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, Eurofound, COVID-19 resources including research, data collection and publications. 


Council of Europe, Women’s rights and the COVID-19 pandemic resource page with links to responses from other international bodies, including the EU institutions, UN bodies such as CEDAW, WHO, ILO, IPU, and the OSCE among others.

UN Women, Covid-19 and gender monitor, Women Count data hub, and country fact sheet on availability of gender data for Ireland.

OECD, Tackling coronavirus (COVID-19): Contributing to a global effort with information on impacts, consequences and solutions.