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This page includes links to relevant resources on women's groups and COVID-19 compiled from various sources:

Research and Resources

Women’s Groups and COVID-19: Challenges, Engagement, and Opportunities

The ECWG has produced a rapid evidence brief presenting potential implications of the pandemic and related lockdown for women’s groups, with a focus on India, Nigeria, and Uganda. This brief summarizes previous evidence on groups’ responses to economic, health, or environmental shocks, and discusses potential mechanisms through which women’s groups and their functioning may be affected by COVID-19. We also present ECWG’s planned short-term and longer-term research agenda related to the impact of COVID-19 on women’s groups in the three countries.


Solidarity and Power: Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Women’s Groups in Northern Nigeria

SHGs and COVID-19: Challenges, Engagement, and Opportunities for India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission

Every Little Step Helps: How SHGs are Stepping Up to Provide Relief in Times of Covid-19

It’s time to take note of the Self Help Groups’ potential