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