Gender Lens Overview

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Coronavirus Is Killing More Men. But the Lockdown Is Disastrous for Women and Their Rights May 24, 2020 (Ivana Kottasová – CNN)
The novel coronavirus seems to be more deadly for men. But in many other ways, women are bearing the brunt of this pandemic.

Women in Science Are Battling Both COVID-19 and the Patriarchy May 15, 2020 (Times Higher Education)
The pandemic has worsened longstanding sexist and racist inequalities in science pushing many of us to say ‘I’m done,’ write 35 female scientists.

Latin America Women, Minorities ‘to Suffer Most’ by COVID-19 May 12, 2020 (Aljazeera)
Report says pandemic will make economic situation worse for women, Indigenous, individuals of African descent, migrants.

Dateci Voce: Italian Women Demand Voice in COVID-19 Fight May 8, 2020 (BBC News)
Women in Italy have demanded a greater role in the country’s official response to the coronavirus outbreak.

A Second Covid Crisis Is Coming April 24, 2020 (by David Miliband and Sheryl Sandberg – Politico)
If we don’t act now, women and girls will be suffering from the pandemic’s fallout for decades to come.

The Coronavirus Is Not Gender-Blind, Nor Should We Be April 20, 2020 (by Caren Grown and Carolina Sanchez-Paramo – World Bank)
Previous epidemics, such as HIV-AIDS, SARS, H1N1, and Ebola, have shown that the most vulnerable–be they countries, communities, households or individuals–often bear the heaviest burden. We want to bring attention to one such group: women and girls.

Coronavirus Could Hurt Women the Most. Here’s How to Prevent a Patriarchal Pandemic. April 20, 2020 (by Soraya Chemaly – NBC News)
Because women do the bulk of unpaid domestic and care work, they are also particularly hard hit by public health crises and pandemics. And this one is no different.

Why Do More Men Die from Coronavirus than Women? April 20, 2020 (by Jenny Graves – The Conversation)
A look at why many more men than women all over the world–in China, Italy, the United States and Australia–are dying from COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Gender: What Do We Know; What Do We Need to Know? April 13, 2020 (by Laura Turquet and Sandrine Koissy-Kpein  UN Women)
Even as new data and evidence is being gathered, clues about the differential impact for women and men are already clear from existing gender research, as well as through lessons from previous crises. Together, these provide a guide to what evidence needs to be collected now, and they demonstrate that a one-size-fits-all response will not suffice.

Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Barriers to Health Care for Transgender Community April 10, 2020 (by Li Cohen –  CBS News)
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life for billions of people, forcing the world to deal with a sudden loss of jobs, security, and regular health care. But for those who identify as transgender, these barriers have existed for years, and advocates fear the pandemic may only make them worse.

COVID-19 Could Set Women Back Decades on Gender Equality April 6, 2020 (by Alison Holder –  U.S. News & World Report)
The coronavirus pandemic needs to bring reforms to upend the systems that hold girls and women back.

Millions of Dads Are Stuck at Home — Which Could Be a Game Changer for Working Moms April 4, 2020 (By Annalyn Kurtz – CNN Business)
Millions of dads have suddenly been forced to stay home with their kids. This historic moment could forever shift dynamics in both firms and families, leading to greater gender equality down the road. 

Coronavirus Isn’t Transphobic. But America’s Economic and Health Systems Are. April 3, 2020 (by  – Vox)
Here’s how the pandemic could further devastate trans people.

How Trans and Nonbinary People Are Coping Right Now April 3, 2020 (by  – Buzz Feed News)
Navigating housing, employment, and health care as a trans or nonbinary person isn’t easy. A pandemic makes these challenges even harder.

As a Teen Immigrant, the Coronavirus Has Shown Me the U.S. Needs to Do Better for Working Women April 1, 2020 (by Kanyin Shonibare – Teen Vogue)
Working-class women should be taken better care of. 

A Gender Lens for COVID-19 March 31, 2020 (by Susan Papp and Marcy Hersh – Ms. Magazine)
Gender is often an ignored factor during health emergencies—even though women comprise 70% of the global healthcare workforce. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the most effective policy responses will be those that account for how the crisis is experienced by women and girls.

COVID-19 Aggravating Gender Inequalities March 30, 2020 (by Moraa Obiria – Daily Nation)
Economically, women are likely to make three steps backwards in push for equality once the coronavirus effect is over.

Global Health Security Depends on Women March 27, 2020 (by Roopa Dhatt – DEVEX)
Five asks that could hard-wire gender equality into health systems and ensure health security for us all, now and in the future.

COVID-19 Exposes the Dangers of Gender Inequality March 21, 2020 (by Tina Tchen – Marie Claire)
Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen argues that stronger paid leave policies could have prepared the U.S. to better respond the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Coronavirus Is a Disaster for Feminism March 19, 2020 (by Helen Lewis –  The Atlantic)
Pandemics affect men and women differently. 

COVID-19’s Gender Implications Examined in Policy Brief from CARE March 16, 2020 (CARE)
CARE is deeply concerned about the adverse and disproportionate effects that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have on women and girls around the world, particularly in development and humanitarian settings. 

Gender and the Coronavirus Outbreak February 4, 2020 (by Julia Smith – ThinkGlobalHealth)
Gender inequities make outbreaks worse, so why not integrate gender analysis into the response now to help save lives? 

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