We are in unique and scary times. As COVID-19 progresses, it is becoming increasingly evident that our society, our economy, and our systems will never be the same.
With uncertainly all around, it is important that we support each other and work to ensure the world that emerges post COVID-19 is more just and equitable. To do that, we need women leading the coming global reset and feminist.com and What Will It Take Movements plan to do our part to help make that happen. We are publishing COVID Gendered, a digital newsletter and online platform dedicated to aggregating resources about how this crisis is affecting women and girls here in the US and around the world.
The novel Coronavirus is having a gendered effect on our society. From reproductive healthcare access to government subsidies to domestic violence survivors to immigrant families—not to mention the fact that 85% of all nurses, 75% of primary caregivers, and 62% of minimum and low-wage workers are women—women’s lives are especially impacted by this pandemic. With COVID Gendered, we will collect news stories, research reports, action items, events, and other forms of content that look at the global crisis through a gendered lens, amplifying efforts to create change.
We are particularly interested in the ways COVID affects people of different genders differently; how women are stepping up to lead, support each other, and help their broader communities; and how this crisis is forcing us to look at our broken systems and reinvent them in more connected, equitable, and healthy ways.
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NO. 4: Now Is the Time to Fix Our Broken Caregiving System
May 28, 2020
In a recent op-ed for the Washington Post, Melinda Gates argued that in order to reopen the country and rebuild the economy, we will need much more than testing and contact tracing. To keep sick Americans home and get healthy Americans back to work, we will need a radical new approach to caregiving…
NO. 3: Why We Need Women to Lead the Global Reset
May 14, 2020
A few weeks ago an evocative meme was making the social media rounds: a picture of the leaders of Germany, New Zealand, Belgium, Finland, Iceland and Denmark with the caption “COVID-19 is everywhere but countries with heads of state managing the crisis better seem to have something in common…” Of course the answer was that they were all women…
NO. 2: Thought Leaders Put a Gender Lens on COVID-19
APRIL 21, 2020
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is viewed primarily as a global health crisis, having claimed over 130,000 lives worldwide, we are only beginning to understand how this pandemic will deeply impact our nation economically, politically, culturally and socially…
NO. 1: Why We Need COVID Gendered
APRIL 2, 2020
We are in unique and scary times. As COVID-19 progresses, it is becoming increasingly evident that our society, our economy, and our systems will never be the same. With uncertainly all around, it is important that we support each other and work to ensure the world that emerges post COVID-19 is more just and equitable…
HEADLINES & RESOURCES
A new section to COVID Gendered where you can find subject-specific articles and resources. We will be regularly updating this section, so send us your suggestions.