The world continues to be a mess in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic; but women are not giving up yet. Many are continuing to fight the good fight and doing their best to spread positivity in these tough times. In fact, as we have moved our lives online during these trying times, the voices of women have become louder than ever. Scroll through and see the reflections and deliberations of women online this week.
American feminist activist Gloria Steinem voiced the significance of solidarity among women:
Telling each other our stories is the single most revolutionary act in every way... change comes from telling the truth and knowing that you’re not alone. https://t.co/AmY5mYLJw2
— Gloria Steinem (@GloriaSteinem) May 21, 2020
UNWomen sent a reminder on the rise in violence against women:
Even before #COVID19 existed, violence against women was already one of the greatest human rights violations.
As the pandemic continues, this number is likely to grow with multiple impacts on women’s wellbeing.
Find out more: https://t.co/Yc69oMUt19 pic.twitter.com/qnIwU56Mri
— UN Women (@UN_Women) May 21, 2020
Deepthi Ravula, CEO of Women Entrepreneurship Hub (Telangana) shared a heart-warming gesture:
And just like that change starts.. https://t.co/2DqoDJXRuA
— Deepthi Ravula (@deepthiis) May 22, 2020
Firebrand journalist Rana Ayyub shared a feel-good news:
Distribution in the temple premises today by volunteers who were fasting for Ramzan and beneficiaries were the local adivasis and tribals. This unity is what the country needs in this hour of crisis. Proud of all our volunteers. A hugely satisfying day of our relief campaign. pic.twitter.com/xNwzKwC5JD
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) May 20, 2020
Stand-up comedian Aditi Mittal made a serious point:
How badly do you guys not want to report actual news? This is straight up malignance. Sudhir aur Arnab ke saath kya ho raha hai dekh rahe ho na tum log? Kyoonki ye tumhare saath bhi hoga. Sab yaad rakkha jayega. https://t.co/tfeYUpDf8a
— awryaditi (@awryaditi) May 22, 2020
Faye Dsouza wrote about making a change during the COVID-19 crisis.
This is @hegde_aparna. She is my hero. She is helping CAMA hospital in Mumbai set up its Covid Ward for pregnant women and those who have just given birth. My team used the first income we got from our YouTube show to buy N95 masks for the staff at CAMA.
Story coming soon. pic.twitter.com/Jpu9xajdIm
— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) May 20, 2020
Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy had tips on smashing patriarchy:
One thought resonated with me though - more women say they want a sensitive man than actually do. There's patriarchy to be taken down everywhere. So yes, workshops on how to relate to other genders are needed, but they need to be based in a non negotiable respect. 4/n
— Karuna Nundy (@karunanundy) May 17, 2020
Veteran journalist Barkha Dutt threw light on the plight of a community:
Learning new things everyday. In Hyderabad with traditional community of Dead Body Washers, certified officially as such, today picking up Coronavirus from performing last rites,faced with danger of death on one side, and, on other, Hunger if they don't work. Soon on @themojo_in pic.twitter.com/FDcwx0thrZ
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) May 21, 2020
Actor Swara Bhasker spoke out about one of the most shocking reports this week:
This hate has poisoned the very fabric of our society. It exists EVERYWHERE.. pls note shamelessness with which the police admits to ‘supporting Hindus in a Hindu-Muslim riot’, how policeman abused the Constitution & tries to use caste to get the lawyer to drop his charges! 2/2 https://t.co/YvQGFkfwJr
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) May 20, 2020
Which are your favourite tweets from this week? Tell us!