#VoiceandChoice in the time of COVID-19

The 13th #VoiceandChoice Barometer reflects slow progress in advancing women’s rights in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on women’s voice and choice. The vaccine roll-out programme currently underway across the region is the best hope for consolidating the fragile gains made for women’s rights in the last decade. Sex disaggregated data remains patchy but this and anecdotal evidence show that if not the most infected, women are the most affected by the pandemic. This underscores the #VaccineGenderJustice campaign being launched with this Barometer.  Download the executive summary in EnglishFrench and Portuguese. Download the full chapters below.

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Cover, acronyms and contributors
Foreword by Hon. Dr Patricia Kaliati
Executive summary: EnglishFrench and Portuguese
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Menstrual Health, Family Planning and Maternal Health
Chapter 3: Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR)
Chapter 4: Safe abortion
Chapter 5: HIV and AIDS
Chapter 6: Gender-based violence
Chapter 7: Harmful practices
Chapter 8: Sexual diversity
Chapter 9: Gender and governance
Chapter 10: Gender and media
Chapter 11: Climate change
Annexures and Bibliography