Assessment of COVID-19’s Impact on Women Employed in the Health-Care Sector in Georgia
The COVID-19 pandemic had differential effects on various social groups, highlighting the inequalities and vulnerabilities of each. Especially vulnerable during the global crisis are women employed in the healthcare sector, who serve as frontline responders or primary caregivers and hence are exposed to higher risks not only in terms of their physical health but also their psychological well-being. Assessment of COVID-19’s Impact on Women Employed in the Health-Care Sector in Georgia summarizes the findings of an in-depth qualitative study into the impact of the pandemic on the lives of women frontline healthcare workers, highlights the challenges they faced and provides an avenue for consideration of their needs in the COVID-19 response.
The publication was prepared by WeResearch with the support of UN Women, in the framework of the project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus”, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC); and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Country Office, with the support from the German Government.