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 […]
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 […]
It is with great emotion that we invite everyone to the launch of this collective book that brings together two volumes and has the participation of 74 researchers from different regions of Brazil. Fruit of a partnership between Fiocruz Minas, LABHOI-UFF, Covid Humanidades Network and the Gênero & Covid-19 project. It is the result of the […]
Sushmita Mukherjee of Project Concern International, India explores the topic of child marriage in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. “My husband travels whole day to sell sarees (dress worn by Indian women) to earn for the family. Now due to lockdown, the business got halted. During the un-locked phase as well, people are buying fewer […]
In this blog Alice Murage explores the Gender Analysis and COVID-19 Matrix. She explains how to use the Matrix to rapidly collect and analyse data and how this data can be used in decision-making and in designing larger studies. The Gender Analysis and COVID-19 Matrix is an important analytical tool developed by the Gender and […]
Closing World Health Worker Week, we release the results of the fourth round of the survey “The COVID-19 pandemic and public health professionals in Brazil”, organized by Fundação Getúlio Vargas in partnership with Fiocruz, Rede COVID-19 Humanidades and the Gender and COVID-19 Project. A total of 1,829 Brazilian public health professionals were interviewed, such as […]
This blog by Anamika Priyadarshini, Shiney Chakraborty, Madhu Joshi and Devaki Singh explores how woman leaders in Bihar are addressing the issue of domestic violence. The results are contradictory, with many woman leaders denying the existence of the phenomenon while simultaneously intervening to prevent it. The study demonstrates that social norms around gender-based violence are […]
New research examining the intersections of transport, poverty, resilience and gender concludes that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities for women and people with particular vulnerabilities in Sub Saharan Africa. The research was conducted in South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya where there were widespread transport restrictions due to lockdown measures. Gail Jennings, Heather […]
This International Migrants Day, Stefanie Machado and Julia Smith – of the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University – explore how measures to tackle COVID-19 have impacted migrant women in Canada. While only a minority of Canadians have experienced COVID-19 transmission, we are all experiencing […]
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