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Anti-Discrimination and COVID-19 Advocacy Tool

Anti-Discrimination and COVID-19 Advocacy Tool

At a glance

This publication looks at discrimination on grounds related to race and gender and how these shape the impact of COVID-19 on migrants, including their access to relief and recovery services. Race and gender are viewed both separately and through an intersectional lens, with the tool offering a snapshot of issues, challenges, and promising practices across regions.

What it offers

The tool considers how COVID-19 policies and responses may interact with other migration, gender and race-related policies, including those impacting on social determinants of health (e.g. income, employment, education and access to services). Although it does not set out to provide a comprehensive mapping of all discrimination issues or anti-discrimination practices, it does highlight some of the issues that may be overlooked when migrants are treated as a homogenous group. This done by:

  • Providing an overview of issues and experiences related to race, racism, gender, and SOGIESC (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics)
  • Outlining responses and promising action that respond to the related issues and experiences.


Further information

This paper was produced by the UN Network on Migration.

Fecha de publicación
Tipo de material
UN Network on Migration
Ámbito geográfico
Grupo de trabajo
Proceso de revisión regional
Objetivos del Pacto Mundial para la Migración
Tema transversal
Rule of law and due process
Human rights
Whole-of-society approach

*Todas las referencias a Kosovo deben entenderse en el contexto de la Resolución 1244 [1999] del Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas.