The rights of women in Argentina in times of Covid-19

Situation during the first year of the pandemic and recommendations to promote measures with a gender perspective.

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During 2020, together with other organizations, we worked on the preparation of a report that presents a monitoring of the responses given by the Argentine State to address the pandemic and the impact of these responses on women’s rights. This monitoring seeks to report on the status of women’s rights in Argentina in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic during its first year, contribute to the fulfillment of women’s rights and gender justice and urge the State to take the necessary measures to guarantee and protect rights from a gender perspective.

Within this Gender Roundtable, a working group has been created that has prepared this report made up of Lawyers from the Argentine Northwest in Human Rights and Social Studies (ANDHES), Amnesty International Argentina (AIAR), Center for the Implementation of Constitutional Rights (CIDC), Ombudsman’s Office of the Province of Buenos Aires, Latin American Justice and Gender Team (ELA), Foundation for the Development of Sustainable Policies (FUNDEPS), Observatory of Adolescents and Young People / Gino Germani Research Institute (OAJ / IIGG ), La Hoguera Feminist Organization, Network for the Rights of People with Disabilities (REDI) and Xumek, AC for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

The report describes the initiatives and approaches adopted by the Argentine government to protect the rights of women and diversities during the first year of the pandemic from March 2020, when the first case of COVID-19 in the country was reported, until the end of 2020. The following priority issues are addressed: political participation and gender perspective in the measures; gender-based violence; the right to care; and access to sexual and (non) reproductive health.

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Mayca Balaguer, maycabalaguer@fundeps.org