Women & the pandemic
The impact of COVID-19 on women threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and hinders our work towards more inclusive, resilient, gender-equal and sustainable societies.
The United Nations Secretary-General
Women have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with existing divides exposed and exacerbated by the crisis.
Women are suffering now more than ever from unemployment, inequalities in the workplace, and increased childcare responsibilities; lockdown measures have led to a catastrophic rise in instances of domestic violence and abuse.
What can we learn from the pandemic as it relates to the experience of women? How can we begin to make up the ground lost, and ensure that the rights of women are not set back by decades? Can we imagine a more inclusive, resilient, gender-equal sustainable society post-pandemic?
If you'd like to contribute to the discussion, or have research relating to gender inequality, we'd love you to get in touch.
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Free access to our articles & author videos/blogs
Our publications include content on women and the pandemic that we'd like to share with you; and we've a range of videos and blogs from our authors.
Videos & blogs
How has the pandemic affected women? To find out more about what our authors have to say, watch/read our latest videos/blogs.
Book: Women thriving in academia. Marian, the book editor talks about the impact that the pandemic has had not only women but in particular in academia
Chika talks about women's rights in the Far East, discrimination and underrepresentation in leadership positions.
Book: Gendered Domestic Violence and Abuse in Popular Culture. Michele – one of the book editors – gives an overview about the book and how domestic violence is portrayed in popular culture
How has the criminal justice system responded to domestic abuse during the pandemic – Sandra Walklate
Book: The Emerald Handbook of Feminism, Criminology and Social Change. Sandra, one of the book editors, gives an insight into a funded project to establish how the Criminal Justice System responded to domestic above during COVID-19
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If you would like to contribute to the discussion, take a look at our different routes to publication and contact us to get involved.
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