Coronavirus threatens women’s power. Between food shortages, financial insecurity, and barriers to basic health information, women living at the intersection of conflict, poverty, and gender discrimination are more vulnerable than ever. Gender roles designate women as caregivers, exposing them to greater risk of infection.
Economic anxiety pressures women to make risky choices like going to public markets to earn money and feed their families. Economic consequences follow them home, as the threat of domestic violence rises with stress.
Disease devastates local communities — and it takes the support of a global community to help them rebuild. The world’s most vulnerable women need a global community, both now and when the pandemic passes. We must be there to help women rebuild their lives and their communities.
Pledge your support to help the most vulnerable women survive this global pandemic.