ASHA workers are yet not provided with personal protective equipment or safety gears. The safety totally depends upon a bottle of sanitizer and 6 hours disposal mask.
STI stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection. These usually spread through sexual contact (penetrative or non-penetrative) with an infected partner.
As social distancing plays out, these women are finding the cost too high to bear. How does one conduct business which largely involves physical closeness and intimacy in the days of social distancing?
This labelling of pink as ‘girly’ and hence unappealing by school-age children just shows how all-pervading the patriarchy is, influencing our opinion on everything from the clothes we wear to the colours we see around us.
That menstrual hygiene might hinder the relief work for Covid-19 due to patriarchal mindsets was a far-fetched thought. Alas, we were wrong.
To be clear, I am not advocating feminist leadership as the way out of this crisis, I am advocating for it as a way of life beyond this crisis.
As domestic workers are rendered jobless and without financial and social security—the halted urban maid express exposes deep-rooted prejudices.
Abortion in India in normal times is equivalent to mounting a hill. In exceptional times like this, the issue of accessing safe abortion is aggravated.
COVID-19 has sent education in India into a crisis mode with school closures endangering children with abusive homes and those who sustain on mid-day meals.
Standing in solidarity with all women for rights over their bodies, and to prioritize pro-choice abortion laws, organizations Haiyya, Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, Love Matters India and Feminism in India strongly condemn the ‘Stop Abortion’ bill discussed in Parliament of Poland amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.