Computer Sciences and Information Technology

Title :

COVID-19: Implying Gender Transformative Lens to address Gender Equity in Bihar and Jharkhand

Area of research :

COVID-19 Research, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Other Areas

Focus area :

Impact of COVID-19 on Women

Principal Investigator :

Priyanka Tripathi, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna

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Executive Summary :

Ustainable Development Goal 5 of the United Nations aims at achieving gender equality and empowers women and girls. However, during this phase of COVID 19, it is difficult for women to access health care, protect themselves against gender-based violence, and maintain financial stability. Women, who make up 70% of the health and social service workforce, are on the frontlines of the response effort to treat and stop the spread of the virus. However, when health care systems are forced to channel all of their resources to combat COVID 19, sexual and reproductive health care may be overlooked ? despite the persistent need for adequate family planning, menstrual health resources, and maternal care. It is crucial to ensure the availability of sex-segregated data, where we not only look at differing rates of infection but the economic impacts, differential care burden, domestic violence rates, changing socio economic and cultural norms which are exacerbated by COVID- 19.

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