Donate to help women in India severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Since April, COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed in India, placing a severe strain on the health system. Hospitals have run out of beds and oxygen, medication is running low, and there are vaccine shortages.
Urgent support is required to provide women access to basic needs.
Women and girls, especially from poor and marginalized communities, are facing increased burden. They need urgent access to basic needs such as cooked food, PPEs, hand sanitizers, and soap; access to information about available health services; and access to vaccines.
Beyond the immediate crisis, women and girls will need ongoing support to recover economically and socially. They will need access to skills training, business training and start-up financing, digital technology, entry into market supply chains, and much more.
UN Women is working with our partners on the ground to help women by:
- Training health workers and nurses in COVID-19 response with a focus on managing recovery of affected people.
- Providing gender-responsive humanitarian support training for first-line responders to provide community outreach on health and safety during COVID-19 as well as preventing stigma and misinformation.
- Training counsellors, protection officers, and staff at One Stop Centres for women in responding to the needs of gender-based violence survivors.
Your donation can help us greatly in supporting women in India at this urgent time of need. Donate now.