By Liz Hensler
July 20, 2020
Each week, we post a compilation of articles, publications, videos, podcasts, events etc. we’ve learned from across the web. This week, we’ve compiled resources to learn more about the current conversations, critiques and debates about the effects of COVID-19 across gender.
(With thanks to Mary Ann Kerr, who reached out asking about gender disparities in COVID-19 effects and got us digging!)
- Where Women Aren’t: On Coronavirus Task Forces, Malaka Gharib (NPR)
- The Pandemic’s Toll on Women, Melinda Gates (Foreign Affairs)
- COVID-19 and ending violence against women and girls, Issue Brief (UN Women)
- COVID-19 and gender equality: Countering the regressive effects, Anu Madgavkar, Mekala Krishnan, Olivia White, Deepa Mahajan, and Xaviar Azcue (McKinsey & Company)
- HRC, PSB Research Release Data on Disproportionate Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Trans Community, Sarah McBride (Human Rights Campaign)
- Hispanic women, immigrants, young adults, those with less education hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses, Rakesh Kochhar (Pew Research Center)
- COVID-19 Could Wipe Out Global Gains in Equality for Women at Work, Matthew Lavietes (Global Citizen)
- COVID-19 has hit women hard, especially working mothers, Jenesse Miller (USC News)
- Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why, Grace Huckins (Wired)
- Sex, gender and COVID-19: overview and resources, (Global Health 5050)
Watch and Listen:
- Race and gender gaps in COVID-19 deaths, Podcast, (The Brookings Cafeteria)
- How Transgender and Non-Binary Communities Around the World Are Being Impacted by COVID-19, Panel Event (Human Rights Campaign) *escucha en español, notes in English
- How Business Can Support Women in Times of Crisis, Panel Event (UN Global Compact)
- How Gender Affirming Surgeries have been Impacted by the Pandemic, Panel Event (American Medical Association)
What resonated with you? What do you agree with, disagree with? Additional resources? Comment below!
Liz Hensler, MPA (she/her/hers) is the founder of Do Good, Better. She works in philanthropy in the humanitarian aid sector and has a background in NGO program management, corporate and community engagement, volunteer management, and communications. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.