EASE endorses the Consensus Statement towards a gender-responsive international instrument for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response

EASE is proud to officially endorse a new consensus statement along with a coalition of international academic and research institutions including GENDRO, Harm Reduction International, Women in Global Health, and many others committed to advancing gender equality and women’s rights in research and healthcare interventions.

The statement calls for the newly constituted Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) and Member States to incorporate the following substantive gender-sensitive elements in the instruments for pandemic prevention, preparation, and response:

  • Gender-responsive evidence must guide pandemic preparedness, control, and response
  • Strategies, policies, and response plans must be inclusive, equitable, account for gender dimensions and align with human rights standards
  • Meaningful participation is key for a gender-responsive and human rights-based approach to any pandemic

We are especially proud that the SAGER Guidelines feature among the recommended strategies within this framework.

Read the full detailed consensus statement and add your name as a signatory at: https://www.gendro.org/consensus-statement

If you wish your organization to be a signatory and lend its logo, please contact GENDRO, and share your logo at: [email protected]