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The Invisible Infrastructure of Women’s Network during Covid-19 on Feminist Perspective

The virus doesn’t understand war rhetoric: Why the ‘strong-man’ approach to COVID-19 harms us all

In most crisis situations, women and other gender and sexual minorities face the biggest brunt. This is true in cases of conflict, natural disasters, and now during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The article discusses how women’s networks in India and Indonesia are rising up to the challenges of lockdown and the crises of COVID-19, providing innovative, grass-roots solutions to the gendered impacts of the pandemic. Published on Feminist Perspectives-King’s College London. 

Many politicians have used ‘war rhetoric’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to communicate the severity of the crisis to the public, with the virus seen as the ‘enemy’ and health workers as ‘soldiers’ in a life-or-death battle.

In this article, we conclude that the war-rhetoric has not been the best way to communicate the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and thus exacerbated the challenges for women and girls in the long run. Published on ALiGN blog.

What does alternative masculinity look like?​

Women’s Economic Resilience After Covid-19​​

According to our research, the vision of an alternative masculinity is centred around three main themes: First is an express rejection of violence; second is contributing positively to the well-being of the family; and third is the ability to embrace the wide variety of differences in gender and other identities. We analyze some of the ways in which organizations have done this. Published on India Development Review.

The COVID19-crisis has revealed multiple fault-lines, yet these could also be seen as opportunities for identification of changes to help women cope with and recover from the crisis. Read our analysis on how economic measures can help advance women’s future well-being. Published on the FES W7 publication.