[From the web] COVID19 crisis is not gender-neutral -WLB

COVID19 crisis is not gender-neutral

This document was prepared and documented by the Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc. (WLB) and four partner communities of WLB: (1) Ayta women in Cabangan, Zambales; (2) Post-Haiyan victim-survivors in Marabut, Samar; (3) Women farmers in Real, Nakar, Infanta, Quezon; and (4) Former overseas Filipino workers from Talisay, Negros Occidental.

(The following are information gathered in the period of March 15 to March 27, 2020.)

  1. Threats of COVID19 and possible military harassment to women leaders.
  2. “Mental load++” is too much for women, affecting their mental health and wellness
  3. Food versus personal hygiene expenses
  4. Women from the communities also shared that they opt to just drink hot water when they feel hungry.
  5. Economic insecurity is rampant, and the prevalence of multiple burdens in times of COVID19

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