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.

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The rise of domestic abuse amidst the COVID pandemic: why shelters are struggling to satisfy women’s growing need for support

By Katie Wilkins As COVID-19 has become more widespread over the past few weeks, incidences of gender-based violence have increased.[1,2,3] This is a trend that has been reliably observed in crisis situations throughout recent history: during times of war, economic collapse, and now, pandemic.

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Making a Difference: How the World is Addressing the Pandemic of Domestic Violence

By Antara Chatterjee Bad news: The incidence of domestic violence is increasing globally due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Good news: Amazing efforts are being made worldwide to support victims of domestic violence.

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