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BACIGALUPE, Amaia; CABEZAS-RODRIGUEZ, Andrea; GINE-MARCH, Anna  and  JIMENEZ-CARRILLO, Marta. Gender invisibility in the COVID-19 management: who are the policy decision-makers during the pandemic?. Gac Sanit [online]. 2022, vol.36, n.2, pp.156-159.  Epub Sep 19, 2022. ISSN 0213-9111.


To analyse the gender composition of the advisory boards created for the management and policy decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain.


A peer review was carried out to identify the advisory boards involved in the management of COVID-19 in the autonomous regions and in Spain. Name, number of members, sex and sources of information were collected, and the percentage of women was calculated.


At the regional level, the composition of eleven advisory boards was identified, with a mean representation of women of 39.2%; 42.9% at the national level. 75% of all boards represented women below the parity threshold.


There is a significant under-representation of women in the advisory boards for the COVID-19 management, which may limit a necessary feminist perspective for the crisis recovery.

Keywords : Gender perspective; Advisory committees; COVID-19; Public policy; Crisis.

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