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Gender Alert on Covid-19 Lebanon - Issue 1

The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are partnering to provide periodic Lebanon specific gender and COVID-19 alerts throughout the duration of the current phase of the public health crisis. These updates aim to a) provide observations on gender issues in the country context b) compile available secondary data into one reference point, c) consolidate guidance and programmatic tools related to gender issues and d) offer recommendations to support a more gender equitable response. This issue of the Gender Alert focuses on access to justice and gender-based violence (GBV) in Lebanon during the COVID-19 pandemic. Future alerts will focus on issues such as the impact of the pandemic on women’s engagement in the economy (paid and unpaid), and gender roles and dynamics within the healthcare system.