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  • Shumaila Siddiqui
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    Covid has changed the whole nation drastically in a negative manner mostly. Everyone in the world is somewhere affected due to the Covid-19 but what has not changed in the Covid period is the women working in the house without being given any holiday. Everyone was sitting ideal and resting at home whereas women were cooking food, doing household all day long. In fact there was more pressure and loads of work on women due to the family members were at home.
    They were running the house along with the child online education and top of that if a women is a working women than she was managing her work also. There is appreciation and publicity for the roles girls have played during the Covid period , the realization everybody had by perceptive their day to day schedule they are doing with none vacation.
    Due to chaos women neglected her own health. Some women were also began working in this lockdown period due to the financial crisis. Henceforth they achieved a career also in Covid pandemic which didn’t knew they can manage. It was the best time for realization of right and wrong and to make some bold decision in her life.
    Furthermore, we are glad that a number of women took some life changing stance for herself.
    The lockdown has led to increment in domestic violence cases. Women have been a victim of domestic violence at home in lockdown more than ever before. This news was highly disturbing to hear in this tough times . An initiative started by CMs of many states that is to call on the provided number and the help was given immediately provided to the women who were abused and violated .
    The female doctors, nurses and paramedical staffs were tirelessly working for the people and country leaving behind her small child and family. Acknowledging them with higher respect because they sacrificed more than men in this period is mandatory.
    We must recognize women’s participation in Covid pandemic and they should be respected with dignity.

    Semantee Chattopadhyay
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    It has been more than a year that schools are closed because of the pandemic. Kids are forced to stay at home and it’s usually the mothers who are to deal with the added burden. As the world struggles with covid-19, some women fear that it is pushing them back into traditional roles. Depending make has a setback for women. Women are the backbone of society, they already carry a very heavy load. They usually have to do all the cooking, cleaning, checking up on their kids. Many women have put a pause on their careers due to this reason. Research shows that there is a backward development in partnerships. 26% of women have reduced their working hours to organise child care in the coronavirus crisis but only 16% of men have done so. The pandemic has exacerbated what were already very deep-rooted inequalities between men and women. Job losses during the panda make have fallen disproportionately on women. It is you need to this unemployment crisis that women have been the hardest hit. Many women have faced less reliable incomes and, in some countries, healthcare. The very jobs that women hold and also putting their health at risk. Globally 70% of healthcare workers women and more likely to come into contact with covid-19. Women are also more likely than men to hold jobs where they are underpaid, unprotected or paid by the hour. Economic responses to the pandemic must take gender into account to tackle this inequality head-on. Pregnant women may be at higher risk for severe illness from covid-19, the meaning of having to make difficult choices in accessing prenatal care. There have also been measurable declines in access to maternal health services due to closure and travel restrictions. Across the world means to l have experience the shortage of period products or have faced increased prices. Therefore, the contribution of women in the pandemic cannot be overlooked.

    Manpreet Singh
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    The COVID-19 epidemic has stimulated existing dangerous conditions worldwide by stressing weak health, political and economic institutions additionally. Given the urgent response of the world community to these situations, women peacebuilders have rallied to reduce dangers in their local communities. Women builders of peace have long been the focus of sustainable peace, but their labor is often not documented or recognized as work to construct peace. The pandemic has widened and widened women’s problems, the peace agenda, and the security agenda. There has been a great deal of attention to the increasing distress of women and girls and the need for action and these issues are typically addressed in a number of ways by women peacebuilders.
    One area in which women peace-builders have worked is access to health care, humanitarian assistance, and social services information. The pandemic highlights the obstacles to accessing such information for vulnerable communities—including women—and as women peacebuilders identify and frequently experience such barriers, they have focused their energy on helping the local people to defend themselves. It is particularly crucial for other women to receive this knowledge because they frequently provide the majority of official and informal treatment at home. Psycho-social support is another aspect. Organizations like Hope for the Needy Association (HOFNA), led by women peacebuilders in Cameroon, support populations with the repercussions of COVID-19, using a variety of community approaches such as traditional storytelling. Women peacebuilders also provide information on the needs of people on the ground, particularly the vulnerable, such as the refugees and those displaced, to local governments and to the international community. The economic consequences of the epidemic are the third aspect. The consequences affect women’s sectors, notably informal industries, disproportionately. For example, by helping local women farmers and training women how to produce items important during this period, such as seasoning and sanitary pads, peace-builders address these repercussions. These policies are already working towards the process of post-pandemic reconstruction so that wealth and power in society are equitably distributed.

    Afshan Iqbal
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    Women are the only ones who work reluctantly irrespective of any situation. The Covid-19 Pandemic was no exception. Whether women were at home doing household work and taking care of their families or whether they were working as a frontline worker, in every way they were contributing to society. There were women who started tiffin services for covid infected people, some were taking care of the groceries of the old people. Some were contributing through participation and leadership in all spheres of life, including high-level decision-making processes at international, national, regional and local levels is key. Women have played an enormous role in efforts to flatten the curve of infection and position their nations for economic recovery. Many NGOs and non-profit organizations were started by women to help the poor people during this hard time. While working women were no less contributing to their company, some companies have laid off women from their companies during this crisis. Women were jobless because of the lay off in their companies. The house helpers lost their jobs as people were reluctant to contact outsiders. It was a tough time for everyone but women remained determined and contributed to the best of their capabilities. They played a very important role in curbing the virus infection and also played a role in managing the Covid-19 pandemic.

    038 deepika Singh
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    The COVID‑19 pandemic has created a profound shock worldwide, with different implications for men and women. But the most affected were women. Women’s experiences at home, their health, their work and economic wellbeing have been all negatively affected by the pandemic . Women have served on the frontlines against COVID‑19, and the impact of the crisis on women is stark. Mothers take on a greater share of tasks including their own work as well as facilitating learning for children and owning household responsibilities and with the pandemic the domestic burden significantly increased among women. Studies also suggests that there was a steep rise in the cases of domestic violence, abuse and harassment during the time of quarantine and isolation. Women played a key role in the health care response to the COVID 19 crisis. Women constitute an estimated two-thirds of the health workforce worldwide, and while globally they are under-represented among physicians, dentists and pharmacists, they make up around 85% of nurses. Hence, they are more exposed to major health problems.
    The pandemic has been tough, and especially so for women. Women lost their husbands, the responsibility of raising their children alone came on their shoulders. Most working women and young girls found themselves in the endless cycle of cooking and cleaning at their home during the lockdown.

    Samriti Sharma
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    Women’s have undoubtedly played an important role throughout Pandemic, while most of the population had to sit home during COVID-19. Women with their responsibilities and duties increased had to work tirelessly for their respective families. Working women had to manage their work with domestic work. Women’s job became vulnerable and overall economy of the nation was hit bad.
    Covid 19 did not only affect our physical health but also mental health with all that death rate increasing day by day, the front line worker’s outside the house and women within houses had made it safe for us all. Covid 19 us the second most dangerous influenza after the Spanish flu. Women have coped up with the extra workload. The duty to take good care of everything and everyone by ensuring family a good health was not at all an easy job. As per the data according to 70% women are a part of frontline health care workers which includes your doctor, nurses etc who have served the nation to the best.
    With this there also has been a significant rise in violence against women which includes domestic violence, cruelty, maternal health issues, abusive environment for children etc.
    And so here it can be stated that COVID 19 was no।less than a crisis for women in India and across the globe.

    Samriti Sharma
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    Women’s have undoubtedly played an important role throughout Pandemic, while most of the population had to sit home during COVID-19. Women with their responsibilities and duties increased had to work tirelessly for their respective families. Working women had to manage their work with domestic work. Women’s job became vulnerable and overall economy of the nation was hit bad.
    Covid 19 did not only affect our physical health but also mental health with all that death rate increasing day by day, the front line worker’s outside the house and women within houses had made it safe for us all. Covid 19 us the second most dangerous influenza after the Spanish flu. Women have coped up with the extra workload. The duty to take good care of everything and everyone by ensuring family a good health was not at all an easy job. As per the data according to 70% women are a part of frontline health care workers which includes your doctor, nurses etc who have served the nation to the best.
    With this there also has been a significant rise in violence against women which includes domestic violence, cruelty, maternal health issues, abusive environment for children etc.
    And so here it can be stated that COVID 19 was no।less than a crisis for women in India and across the globe. Ti conclude here it can be said that the pandemic had both negative and positive impact on women as on one hand we were provided with the opportunity of being able to spend more time with family and realise the importance of healthy living and on the other hand the shift of responsibilities to only one gender majorly i.e women.

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