Pandemics affect men and women* differently.

So states Helen Lewis on her article on the topic on March 19th.
We also believe they do, so here you have some facts and stories about it, as well as some uplifting pieces to empower you:

 

Articles on the impact of COVID-19 on women

 

How Coronavirus could be the next Watershed moment for feminism and equal pay (May 24th, 2020) – Read now


This is why the Coronavirus Bill will hit women hardest according to experts (March 26th, 2020) Read now


Female NHS staff at risk due to not being able to ‘access protective gear correctly sized for women’ (April 22nd, 2020)Read now


Government suspends gender pay gap reporting, citing coronavirus (March 25th, 2020)Read now


‘Key Workers’ Are The Unrecognised Backbone Of Our Economy. They Deserve More (March 20th, 2020)Read now


Domestic abuse surge in coronavirus lockdown could have lasting impact, MPs say (April 27th, 2020)Read now


Charges and cautions for domestic violence rise by 24% in London (April 24th, 2020)Read now


Domestic Violence Perpetrators Should Be Evicted From Their Family Homes During Coronavirus (March 24th, 2020)Read now


For some people, social distancing means being trapped indoors with an abuser (March 21st, 2020)Read now


Coronavirus: Government urged to introduce emergency measures to protect women trapped with abusers amid concerns violence could soar (March 24th, 2020)Read now


Strained hospitals and isolation: how coronavirus made giving birth even harder (April 1st, 2020) Read now


Some Pregnant Women in New York City Will Have to Deliver Babies Alone (March 24th, 2020)Read now


State control over women’s bodies is an unforeseen outcome of the coronavirus crisis (March 29th) – Read now


Mothers say they are being kept at work in UK as fathers stay home (March 27th, 2020)Read now


The COVID-19 Outbreak: Potential Fallout for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (March 11th, 2020) – Read now


Gal-dem: ‘The state will not save us, only we can save us’: a collective response to Covid-19 (March 19th, 2020)Read now

 

“The work of women again is being unrecognised and undervalued.” 

Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group (WBG)

 

Words of Empowerment

 

The World’s Female Leaders Are Excelling During The Coronavirus Pandemic (May 27th, 2020) –  Read now


Rebecca Solnit: ‘The impossible has already happened’: what coronavirus can teach us about hope (April 7th, 2020)Read now


Why imagination is the most powerful tool that feminists have at our disposal (March 26th, 2020)Read now


What does feminist leadership look like in a pandemic? (March 21st, 2020)Read now


What Palestinian women can teach the world about self-isolation (April 3rd, 2020)Read now


A Palestinian Woman Spent 20 Straight Months In Her Room Creating Art (October, 2016)Read now

 

“Feminism opened up my world. In it, I saw conflicting theorists and activists, all giving their ideas about the way the world should be”

Ola Olufemi

Policy & Campaigns

 

Women’s Budget Group: Spirals of Inequality Video (April 2020)Check it out now


Women’s Budget Group briefing: Gender and the ‘Green New Deal’ (May 19th, 2020)Read now


Women’s Budget Group briefing: Covid-19 – Gender and other Equality Issues (March 19th, 2020) – Read now


Women’s Budget Group briefing: Crises Collide: Women and Covid-19 (April 9th, 2020) – Read now


Why WHO needs a feminist economic agenda (March 28th, 2020)Read now


Feminist Alliance For Rights: Action Call for a Feminist policy around COVID-19 (March 20th, 2020)Read now


Fawcett Society: Campaigning for Women’s Visibility in UK ResponseRead now


Autonomy: The Jobs at Risk Index (JARI) (March 24th, 2020)Read now


APWLD: COVID-19 Highlights the Failure of Neoliberal Capitalism: We Need Feminist Global Solidarity (March 25ht, 2020)Read now


Womankind Worldwide: Working towards a just feminist economy. (March 2019) – Read now


UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the UN sexual and reproductive health agency: COVID-19: A Gender Lens Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Promoting Gender Equality (March 2020)Read now


EVAW Briefing urges Government to act now to prevent ‘secondary’ abuse disaster (April 9th, 2020)Read now


UN Women – In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 responseRead now

 

“Retreating into our homes doesn’t mean cutting ourselves off from our communities. We’re all in this together.”

Arwa Mahdawi

The COVID-19 Sheroes

 

What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders (April 13th, 2020)Read now


Hand sanitisers: saved by the gel? (March 27th, 2020)Read now


The woman who discovered the first coronavirus (April 15th, 2020)Read now

 

Blogs

 

Feminist Killjoy: ‘COMPLAINT AND SURVIVAL’ by Sara Ahmed (March 23rd, 2020)Read now

 

The voice of the academia

 

Dr Erika Fraser: ‘Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Violence against Women and Girls’ (March 16th, 2020)Read now

 

 

“The effects of this virus are rooted in a vision of a world without borders, prisons, or the police – structures that exclude and exploit the most marginalised.”
Gal-dem

 

Reflexiones en español

 

¿Puede surgir algo emancipatorio de todo esto? (25 de marzo de 2020)Léelo aquí


Ecofeminismo, decrecimiento y alternativas al desarrollo (16 de marzo de 2020)Léelo aquí


Hacia una economía feminista emancipadora (2 de enero de 2020)Léelo aquí

 

 

* Sheroes project stands for diversity and therefore includes women, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals, without them our mission wouldn’t be complete.
Header image from Getty Images.