COVID-19 Gender Assessment | Kenya | 2020

Highlights of an assessment of the gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on households in Kenya

Paper publication date: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This study was undertaken through the collaboration, financial and technical support of various public, non-governmental and development sector partners and with the participation of individuals and households surveyed in Kenya’s 47 Counties. It highlights the gendered socio-economic effects of COVID-19 and provides policy recommendations to hopefully guide response, interventions, and recovery plans for COVID-19 in Kenya. The brief assesses the effect of COVID-19 on incomes; food security and agricultural activity; education; unpaid care and domestic work; access to healthcare services and health-seeking behavior; access to social protection; access to water and sanitation services and menstrual hygiene products; and gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic with data disaggregated by sex, location of residence (urban and rural) and economic/regional bloc.