1. Women put themselves at risk caring for the sick in countries where access to health services are non-existent
2. Women’s livelihoods are endangered and they are going hungry
3. Women lack savings and safety nets to fall back on
4. Women are taking on more childcare responsibilities
5. Women have less say in decision-making
When women are not included or consulted, policies will be less effective. Families and communities turn to women, as the traditional caretakers, to be trusted experts on health. They can be educators and leaders in disease prevention – yet too often, women are ignored due to lack of political representation.
The closure of markets in many areas has left women unable to sell their products or buy materials for their businesses.
6. Women are at greater risk of domestic violence
7. Women are becoming more socially isolated
Amplifying marginalised women's experiences of COVID-19
Women entrepreneurs in Iraq are preventing the spread of COVID-19.
subtitle: COVID-19 UPDATE
Women for Women International invests in the strength of women’s connections and community, even across distances. Our teams and participants are now using those connections to protect and support one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads across the world, we are hearing from our global colleagues about how the crisis is affecting them and the women they serve.