The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought a global socio-economic crisis, with profound implications for the well-being of individuals, households and communities. It has further deepened existing social inequalities and has heightened the risks for gender-based violence (GBV) and violation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among marginalized groups.
In the face of rising cases of Covid-19 across the United States, many are hoping that the approval and rollout of novel coronavirus vaccines may offer a way to move beyond the worst effects of the pandemic. Yet recent polls indicate that despite confidence-building measures by government officials, pharmaceutical companies, and social media platforms, public […]
Women’s health was deeply affected by COVID-19, on many levels. Clinics were actively encouraged to put off regular screening and treatments, hospitals sought to distant pregnant women from other patients due to the added risk of the disease, and women bore the burden disproportionally of stay-at-home orders. According to the UN Population Fund, the effect […]
As the world moves into the second year of the novel coronavirus pandemic, several different vaccine candidates have been approved and are beginning to be deployed around the world. While many countries, including the United States, have pursued their own bilateral deals to secure access to Covid-19 vaccines, the COVAX Facility, the vaccines arm of […]