Biblio/Lit. review
1 June 2020

Gender norms and crisis

Author: Georgia Plank
Published by: ALIGN
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Cover of bibliography showing a lady wearing a facemask in Mali during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  © World Bank / Ousmane Traore

This annotated bibliography brings together key resources on crises and gender norms to shed light on the potential outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic. It outlines studies that explore the effects –  positive and negative – on gender norms of different types of crisis to suggest patterns that may be brought about or amplified by the pandemic. As well as the initial impacts of an outbreak of infectious disease, these patterns include ‘second round impacts’ such as economic recession and displacement and the importance of gendered roles in responding and adapting to these challenges.