Covid-19 Equality between women and men

The COVID-19 crisis has drastically changed political and social agendas and priorities and all public policies must be reoriented to respond to these priorities. In this sense, it is essential to take into account the gender perspective, so that the measures adopted in the short, medium and long term are as effective as possible, both for women and men, leaving no one behind, in accordance with the commitment contained in the Basque Country 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

One of the priorities in this context is to guarantee the operation of care services for cases of male violence against women and access to these services for all victims, taking into account their diversity. In the Basque Autonomous Community these services are working and Emakunde, in collaboration with the other authorities involved, is coordinating the institutional response in this area, as well as disseminating and making information available to the public.

In addition to the necessary and urgent response in the area of male violence against women, the main international and European bodies and several countries have also expressed the need to incorporate the gender perspective in a comprehensive manner in the response to the pandemic and have published recommendations and documents to this end.

Some of these materials are compiled below.



Spanish and Basque Autonomous Community Organizations

European Union

Council of Europe

Europeans Women´s Lobby

United Nations

UN Women






Other resources