Shirin M Rai, Shahnaz Akhter and Jayanthi Lingham We have been working on issues related to care, caring and carers during COVID-19, as part of the CoPower: Consortium on Practices of Well-being and Resilience in BAME Families and Communities, funded by UKRI. Shirin Rai led the research team. Dr Shahnaz Akhter and Dr Jayanthi Lingham […]
Gender and COVID-19 Working Group Call to Action was birthed in a collaborative process. Subsequently, organizers of the conference organized a webinar, ‘A Call to Action: Gender and COVID-19 Working Group’ to discuss it with a wider group of people. The speakers of the webinar focused on the actions needed to implement change in different […]
Major disruptions to global economic, social and food systems have increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic and put at risk the health and wellbeing of millions of people around the world. The notable gender gap in food insecurity and hunger has widened during the pandemic – globally, and in every region worldwide, food insecurity prevalence is higher among […]
In the past two years, a vast amount of research and advocacy efforts have highlighted the gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nabamallika Dehingia, Erin Oakley, Amanda P. Miller, Arjun Neupane, Anamika Priyadarshini , Anita Raj, Namratha Rao and Jennifer Wagman blog on behalf of EMERGE. EMERGE is an initiative focused on building the quality […]
In this essay, Elizabeth Doggett and Myra Betron elaborate on health sector policy responses to the increased risk of gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic, measures that can mitigate the increased risk, and the additional need for primary prevention to tackle the root causes of GBV. With thanks to Sujata Tuladhar, Technical Advisor for […]
Julia SmithAssistant Professor, Simon Fraser University The most surprising finding of my research with women teachers and school leaders, conducted for the ATA last year, was how many were determined to advance their careers and take on greater leadership opportunities, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. I led five focus groups and 10 semi-structured interviews with teachers […]
This blog argues that the menstrual health of people living with disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria should be factored into pandemic responses. The theme of the 2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities was “towards an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post COVID-19 world.” This theme comes at a crucial point in time, where the participation […]
By Rosemary Morgan, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health A gender lens can and should be applied to all health research and intervention topics that involve people. This is because gender power relations affect everybody. Despite this, there has been a historic neglect of gender-based analysis in health. There is also the problem […]
Research, supported by the Alberta Teachers’ Association and led by Dr Julia Smith of the Gender and COVID-19 Project, centers experiences of 29 female teachers and school leaders. It reveals the adverse effects of the pandemic on the well-being of educators as they worked towards sustaining the education sector in a time of chaos and […]
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