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Anti-Discrimination and COVID-19 Advocacy Tool

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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.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Source / Publisher
UN Network on Migration
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
GCM Objectives
Cross Cutting Theme
Rule of law and due process
Human rights
Whole-of-society approach

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).