Covid-19 is by far the biggest pandemic the world has faced in decades. In March 2020, Uganda joined the rest of the world to announce a nationwide lockdown, amongst other measures to contain the pandemic. This came shortly after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Coronavirus a pandemic. This decision as in many other countries, came with a drastic economic impact, disproportionately affecting women. This policy brief gives a synopsis of the gendered dimensions of the economic impact of covid-19 in Uganda, highlighting three main areas; labour and the workforce, domestic work and care and freedom from violence against women.
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