COVID-19 Womens Initiative

Stopping the spread of gender-based inequity.

As the pandemic is evolving, so is gender inequity. The COVID-19 
Women's Initiative focuses on education, advocacy, partnerships 
and improving access to resources for those facing gender inequity.


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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. ...

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. This is a trend that has been reliably observed in crisis situations throughout recent history: during times of war, economic collapse, and now, pandemic. ...

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. ...

Sexual Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) Map

This effort is a joint collaboration between CWI volunteers and Obstetrics and Gynecology residents in Toronto to help women locate sexual and reproductive health services that are operating through the pandemic within the Greater Toronto Area.

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