Entitled : “The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in Saint Lucia: A rapid appraisal of the situation of frontline workers, small entrepreneurs, pre-school teachers and hospitality workers”, the study sought to:
assess the impact of the coronavirus on women in various sectors in Saint Lucia;
understand the coping strategies employed by women in response to the crisis;
provide evidence-based guidelines for the development of effective social protection support to women adversely affected by the crisis.
The study was carried out under the “Enhancing Resilience and Acceleration of the SDGs in the Eastern Caribbean: Universal Adaptive Social Protection” Joint Programme. The Joint Programme under the framework of the United Nations Sub-Regional Team for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is funded by the SDG Social Protection Fund and is being implemented in Saint Lucia by the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).