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Women in science are battling both Covid-19 and the patriarchy

The pandemic has worsened longstanding sexist and racist inequalities in science pushing many of us to say ‘I’m done’, write 35 female scientists. Successful female scientists are, by definition, resilient. We have overcome well-documented barriers throughout our lives: discouragement by teachers, family and society to pursue careers in STEM fields; a lack of role models; hostile and sometimes abusive work environments; disproportionate domestic…

Gender Implications for EAS during COVID-19

by Rebecca Witinok-Huber The social impacts of COVID-19 have important implications to food security and, like many other social and environmental calamities, are not gender or spatially neutral. In many regions across the world, deep-rooted gender norms that devalue women’s unpaid domestic labor burdens also marginalize the health, nutrition, and decision-making power of women and girls. In 2017, FAO reported that women account for nearly 60% of…

Virtual Event – What do we need for a gender-sensitive Covid-19 response in agriculture and food security? Insights from research and practice

May 21, 2020 – 09:30 am to 10:45 am EDT Kenya India Policy Seminar Food Security Food Prices Gender Globalization Meeting the SDGs Virtual Event – What do we need… The post Virtual Event – What do we need for a gender-sensitive Covid-19 response in agriculture and food security? Insights from research and practice appeared first on CGIAR.

Equality in a post-pandemic era: gender, COVID-19, agriculture and climate change

Combined with climate change, pandemics threaten to slow down or reverse progress in gender equality, further threatening food, income, and nutrition security.  COVID-19 is intensifying climate change impacts, adding extra pressure to food systems, livelihoods, and health. Women are especially affected by this added pressure due to their critical roles, both paid and unpaid, in food production, healthcare, and the household. Gender-based vulnerabilities…

Why gender-sensitive social protection is critical to the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries

The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on movement to control the spread of infection are having profound impacts on the income and daily lives of people in low- and middle-income countries, particularly the poor. Governments and donors are responding by expanding social protection programs. Melissa Hidrobo, Neha Kumar, Tia Palermo, Amber Peterman, and Shalini Roy describe how the current crisis is…

SOUTH ASIA WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE DURING COVID-19

While COVID-19 pandemic has affected the livelihoods of billions worldwide, the economic fallout of the crisis is being acutely felt by women whose jobs are more likely to be temporary and part-time than their male counterparts. As the extended shutdowns slow economies, women are bearing the brunt of layoffs and job losses, particularly in South Asia where women account for more than half…

Food Insecurity Risks Greater for Women in COVID-19 Crisis

Unless swift action is taken, the COVID-19 pandemic could push an estimated 265 million people into acute food insecurity in 2020, according to World Food Programme projections. Millions and millions of these people will be women. And according to a new, globally applicable measure developed by the World Food Programme and Gallup, women are likely to be affected differently than…

Speakers - How Business Can Suport Women in Times of Crisis

COVID-19: How Business Can Support Women in Times of Crisis

This session covered steps businesses can take to respect and support the rights and lives of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers: – H.E Margaret Kobia, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs – Ann Cairns, Vice Chairman, Mastercard – Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Debate: Should gender analysis be embedded in epidemic responses?

In this special SciDev.Net debate, panelists considered: Are more men dying of COVID-19 than women? Are women at greater risk of violence in lockdown? In stretched health systems, who will receive priority care and who could miss out? Do diagnostics, treatments and vaccine trials take gender into consideration? Does personal protective equipment keep everyone equally safe? And why is sex disaggregated data…