While every week over these last two months seems to be the same, a lot has certainly changed. As we move our lives online during these trying times, the voices of women have become louder than ever. Every week MAKERS India rounds up the reflections and deliberations of women online. Scroll through and see what they’ve had to say this week.
US Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley wished everyone a happy Ramadan.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) April 24, 2020
Irish Aid posted about their collaboration with UN Women and WHO to have gender-equitable responses to the Pandemic.
Globally the #COVID19 pandemic is heightening gender-based inequalities
Irish Aid partner, @UNWomen, is working with the @WHO & others to coordinate a gender-equitable response to the outbreak. Working together we can help protect vulnerable populations #MultilateralismMatters pic.twitter.com/EBuXbxxuBo
— Irish Aid (@Irish_Aid) April 24, 2020
Barkha Dutt documented her on-ground reporting of the crisis and shed more light on the injustice towards migrant workers.
On 31st of March the govt told the Supreme Court there are no Migrants on the Road. This week alone, first on Agra Expressway & today on Kota-Indore National Highway 52, I meet Children, Women, Men walking. India's Invisible. We want to pretend they aren't there. They are. pic.twitter.com/FsEu70GdWK
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) April 24, 2020
Padma Lakshmi talked about Florence Nightingale’s legacy as a nurse.
Florence Nightingale changed the way the world perceived nurses in the 19th century. For this week's #HISTORYAtHome lesson, join @PadmaLakshmi as she tells us about Florence Nightingale's incredible legacy. #HISTORYAtHome pic.twitter.com/h7yUiIj4wi
— HISTORY (@HISTORY) April 24, 2020
Actor Anushka Sharma posted a video of her contributing to #LockdownOnDomesticViolence.
Let's put a #LockdownOnDomesticViolence!#Dial100 @CMOMaharashtra @DGPMaharashtra @AUThackeray @aksharacentre @imVkohli @MadhuriDixit @karanjohar @vidya_balan @FarOutAkhtar @ImRo45 @RahulBose1 @M_Raj03 @deespeak pic.twitter.com/4vFSbXifng
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 19, 2020
Some stated facts that show a bittersweet reality.
This is the longest most women have gone without getting accidentally brushed or grazed past. If it takes a pandemic to stop casual molestation so be it. Thank God for social distancing.
— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) April 23, 2020
Others stated fact that are a cause for celebration.
What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders https://t.co/NXpbplJHnq
— The Women's Organisation (@TheWomensOrg) April 23, 2020
UN Women posted a list of Feminist literature everyone should read while they’re home.
— UN Women (@UN_Women) April 23, 2020
Author Jami Attenberg posted this excerpt from Girlhood, drawing a similar parallel to the current Pandemic.
— jami attenberg (@jamiattenberg) April 21, 2020
IPS Officer Chhaya Sharma shared this incredibly important illustration for us to follow in order to flatten the curve.