Gender Crises Amid COVID-19

Gender Crises Amid COVID-19

Media Category: Print
Media Organization: Ministry of Information
By: zilehumma

The article explains that female population is more vulnerable to COVID-19 due to many factors.The lockdown and closure of education institutions have increased the burden of women in male dominated societies like Pakistan. The loss of jobs and financial issues are causing increased domestic violence all around the world. Similarly, increased load of house chores is negatively impacting health of women as well.The article highlights some of the initiatives taken by government of Pakistan to prevent gender crises during COVID -19 like help line and Gender and Child Cell under National Disaster Management Authority.

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Coronavirus is also affecting women disproportionately in health sector.The accelerating burden of house chores and domestic issues are impacting physical health of women gravely

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