Using Data to Support Women Migrants and Refugees during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of millions of people globally, and specifically those of displaced women and children. Even before this global health crisis, more than 70 million displaced people — at least half of whom are women and girls — were already struggling to access the most basic services.

Displacement reinforces pre-existing discrimination and socio-economic disadvantages women and girls often face, alongside the greater challenges than men and boys in staying safe, finding work, and accessing education and medical services.

This event hosted by Devex and Facebook on June 23, 2020, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on displaced women and girls, exploring how data can help ensure responses to the pandemic take into account their specific problems and needs.