COVID Gendered

We are in unique and concerning times. As COVID-19 progresses, it is becoming increasingly evident that our society, our economy, and our systems will never be the same.

With uncertainty 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 diverse women leading the coming global reset, and and What Will It Take Movements plan to do our part to help make that possible. We are publishing COVID Gendered, a digital newsletter and online platform dedicated to understanding what is happening, highlighting solutions and actions, and building community.

The novel Coronavirus is having a gendered, racialized 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, even more so in communities of color. 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 an intersectional gender lens, amplifying efforts to create change.

We are particularly interested in the ways COVID affects women and other marginalized groups 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. 9: Women Continue to Be the Leaders We Need

September 30, 2020

America remains the country with the most Coronavirus deaths—more than 200,000—despite having only 4% of the world’s population. As we continue sheltering in place, distance learning, and getting Zoom fatigue, the economy, and particularly women, suffer…

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NO. 8: Spotlight on Black Women’s Leadership

August 25, 2020

Two weeks ago, to a nation weary from battling two deadly pandemics—coronavirus and systemic racism—Biden made history by announcing Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, the first Black and South Asian woman VP candidate on a major party ticket in US history.

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NO. 7: Why Government Matters Now More Than Ever 

July 17, 2020

Actress and activist Jane Fonda isn’t letting a pandemic slow down her mission to create awareness and action around climate change and other issues she is passionate about. On the contrary—not only has she taken her Fire Drill Fridays effort online but she is more committed than ever to using her voice and influence in this unprecedented moment to build momentum toward creating a more equitable and sustainable future.



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.

We have big plans to develop COVID Gendered with additional content, resources, actions, events and other special features. Please help us grow our work and make this project sustainable by making a donation. If you are interested in sponsoring this initiative, please contact us.
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