Gender and Legal Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The gender dimension in legal responses to Covid-19 requires self-standing comparative studies. It is a cross-cutting issue involving multiple areas of law. A project such as Lex-Atlas:Covid-19 offers unique opportunities to draw comparisons from very diverse legal systems. Thus, the current contribution aims at grasping some of the project's findings from country studies on topics such as: how gender plays a role in matters such as democratic decision-making during emergencies (including the militarisation of the response); the failure to include a gender analysis in emergency budgetary issues; or the framing and implementation of public health measures, such as defining ‘non-essential’ medical procedures.