Global gendered impacts of the Ukraine crisis on energy access and food security and nutrition

Economic Empowerment Section of UN Women United Nations UN (2022) C1
The war in Ukraine has had devasting impact on women and girls worldwide, widening gender gaps and increasing rates of food insecurity, malnutrition and energy poverty. This brief reviews the available evidence of that impact, recommending urgent attention to its consequences for women and girls. Its findings underline the global impacts on gender equality and women’s rights that have been compounded by climate change, environmental degradation and the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating further entrenched inequalities and human rights violations.