COVID is not an Equalizer

By Vishali Balasubramaniam As new cases of COVID-19 pop up, it is easy to get swept up into studying the science of transmission, being cautious with physical distancing, and wiping down every apple from the grocery store. I too, out of concern for my health and the health of the loved ones

Continue Reading COVID is not an Equalizer

Summary of “Framework in Ending Violence Against women and Girls with the advent of the COVID 19 from an African Perspective”

By Kathleen O'Brien This is a summary of an article titled “Framework in Ending Violence Against women and Girls with the advent of the COVID 19 from an African Perspective” which was published on April 14, 2020 (1). The authors of this article are Alain Ndedi and Jennet Kem.

Continue Reading Summary of “Framework in Ending Violence Against women and Girls with the advent of the COVID 19 from an African Perspective”

COVID-19: The Revealer of Gender Inequity in Public Health

By Anindita Marwah The COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) has been called an “equal-opportunity virus”(1). While the virus itself is not known to discriminate, this pandemic is proving to be a revealer of some the many deep-rooted health inequities that exist in our healthcare system, which are now being highlighted by the public health response to the outbreak.

Continue Reading COVID-19: The Revealer of Gender Inequity in Public Health