Women RISE: Research to support women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable
The impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic on women remains devastating and disproportionate: women suffered steeper job losses and unlikely job recovery, the burdens of unpaid care and domestic work increased, their health services faced major disruptions and violence against women and girls has increased.
Women RISE (Women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable) is a new funding initiative aligned with the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery to support action-oriented research on how women’s work and well-being intersect forCOVID-19 planning, response and recovery. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) will make CAD 20 million available to fund 20 selected research teams that will work together for 24 months.
This funding aims to gather evidence-based data to understand the immense and disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among women and to inform long or short term solutions for recovery that improves gender equality and health equity.
For more information on how to become a candidate for funds click here: Women RISE Funding.