UCL Institute of the Americas


UCL event on recently launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker

24 November 2020

Professor Maxine Molyneux (UCL Americas) recently convened a virtual event on the topic of the UNDP-UNW Global Tracker, co-hosted by UCL Institute of Advanced Studies and UCL Institute of the Americas, with an expert panel from UN Women and associated institutions

UN Tracker Women in LatAm COVID19

On November 23 2020, a group of researchers, scholars and policy-makers got together for the event 'Latin American Countries and Women's Rights and Needs during the Pandemic' to discuss the inception, methodology and impact of this impressive quantitative and comparative statistical tool, launched in September 2020. The event was chaired by Professor Nicola Miller, Department of History UCL and Director of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies. Speakers at the virtual roundtable included: 

  • Dr Constanza Tabbush, UN Women
  • Dr Silke Staab, UN Women
  • Dr Eleonor Faur, National University of San Martin and Institute of Economic and Social Development, Argentina
  • Dr Bila Sorj, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Dr Paola Jirón, University of Chile
  • Dr Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Professor Maxine Molyneux, UCL Institute of the Americas

The video of this event available here:

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The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. The tracker includes national measures that are directly addressing women’s economic and social security, including unpaid care work, the labour market and violence against women. It is coordinated by UNDP with substantive leadership and technical contributions from UN Women. It is co-created by both entities and based on publicly available information, including media coverage, official documents, and other COVID-19 policy trackers. In some cases, information on measures was provided by UNDP and UN Women country offices. It can provide guidance for policymakers and evidence for advocates to ensure a gender-sensitive COVID-19 policy response.

Learn about the methodology here

Find out more about global and regional highlights from the Tracker in these factsheets.

UN Women

UCL Institute of Advanced Studies

UCL Institute of the Americas



Latin American Countries and Women's Rights and Needs during the Pandemic - link to event page

Professor Nicola Miller - academic profile

Professor Maxine Molyneux - academic profile

Link to the UNDP COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker

Link to tracker's methodology notes

Link to regional factsheets


[top] Screengrab of actual data page of the Global Response Tracker

[bottom - left to right] Logos of the UNW, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL Institute of the Americas