Today, July 30th 2020, marks the United Nations’ World Day against Trafficking in Persons, established to raise awareness about the plight of victims and to promote and protect their rights. Experts have warned that the Covid-19 crisis has put human trafficking victims at risk of further exploitation.
Covid-19 has aggravated existing societal inequalities. One issue which has been brought to light is that of period poverty. Period poverty exists and is exacerbated by Covid-19 and the virus has revealed the cracks in our system. One of these cracks is the lack of support and supplies for people who have periods.
The character of Marianne has gathered a lot of attention from media and critics since her arrival on screen in Normal People. Valerie McHugh delves into her character and Marianne’s unusual POV.
In part two of our Coronavirus and Care feature, the ethics of care is discussed through the lens of feminist scholars. In thinking about how to bring about change in how we view, several different perspectives are helpful.
In part one of our Coronavirus and Care feature, the shifting views of the gendered nature of care workers and their importance are examined. As awareness increases, there is a crucial window of opportunity to harness this awareness and push for real change.
Throughout history, male leaders have led us to violence and conflict. While women are often labelled as over-emotional, maybe a bit more emotion is what we need?
49.55% of the global population is female. Yet, fewer than 10% of countries are led by women. The good news? Many of these women leaders are fast becoming household names (for the right reasons) due to their calm and creative handling of politics, including during the coronavirus crisis.
One of the side effects of the Covid-19 lockdown is the impact on victims of domestic violence. Both here in Ireland and abroad, spikes in domestic violence incidents have been reported. This article examines the situation in Ireland and forms part of a two-part series where we cover how this issue has presented itself around the globe, as well as at home.
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, countries across the globe have tried to control the spread of the virus by enforcing measures to restrict people’s movements, commonly referred to as ‘lockdown’. Those who suffer doubly due to these restrictions include those who are not safe even in their own home.
On February 15th and 16th, the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality gathered for their first meeting. As the event is on a temporary pause due to the outbreak of Covid-19, we thought it would be the perfect time to recap on its work so far.