La violencia intrafamiliar es un problema de salud pública que requiere la inmediata atención del Estado. La pandemia por Covid-19 y, en particular, las medidas adoptadas por el gobierno colombiano para garantizar el distanciamiento social constituyen un factor de riesgo para el aumento de la violencia en la familia. Adicionalmente, se ha confirmado la debilidad […]
Requests for help from people who can’t afford period products like pads and tampons have risen during the pandemic. Not only is financial support needed, but also access to menstrual healthcare and education, which have been limited by lockdowns and school closures. ‘Period poverty’ not only means that people who menstruate can’t afford products like […]
33-year-old Nirmala Solanki* of Bajana village in Surendranagar district contracted the coronavirus five days after her husband tested positive for COVID-19. She had to prepare his meals, give him medication on time, wash his clothes and his utensils. She could not follow the COVID-19 advisory of avoiding contact with articles used by the patient. The […]
The long-standing pandemic of gender-based violence has been worsened by COVID-19 and related containment measures, particularly in fragile settings marked by conflict, poverty, and weak infrastructure. At the same time, the implementation of gender-insensitive COVID-19 control policies can exacerbate the community transmission of COVID-19. These interactions form a syndemic—two or more pandemics whose interactions compound […]
The pandemic has tested and even reversed progress in expanding women’s rights and opportunities. Women have not recovered lost jobs and income, hunger is on the rise, and school closures threaten girls’ educational gains. Women’s participation in government, research, and resource management remains far from equal. Vulnerable groups of women, including migrants, those with disabilities, […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting food and nutrition security through economic and social systems shocks, food system disruptions and gaps in coverage of essential health and nutrition services. Food systems in low- and middle-income countries must adapt and strengthen food and nutrition security in the wake of COVID-19… Carducci, B., Keats, E. C., Ruel, M., […]
Practical guides for adolesecents and young people, and their parents and caregivers to see how gender can affect our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontline AIDS. (2020). COVID-19 and gender: A guide for adolesecents and young people.
The pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns implemented by governments across the world had severe economic and social repercussions. World over, women are grappling with a triple burden of loss in incomes, increased care and domestic work and an escalation of domestic violence (1). COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women workers in the informal economy (2).The International […]
The economic downturn precipitated by Covid-19 is different from that caused by previous shocks. It is likely to have a particularly harsh impact on hospitality, retail, and care sectors that are female-dominated and dominated by Black and minority ethnic workers. At the same time, services that enable women, and especially disabled women’s, labour market participation, […]
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