The elderly in the unofficial refugee camps in the countryside of Idlib are deprived of medical units for primary health care or quarantine centers, amid fears of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, upon detecting the first case in the camp.
The pattern of the level of crimes committed against women in the time of “COVID- 19” is unimaginable. Local media has reported the incident of a husband throwing his wife from the fifth floor due to her infection with Coronavirus…
There are seriously dangerous hidden dimensions in the absence of real information related to the break out of the pandemic in Yemen. The consequences will not only affect Yemen but its impact may also include other places in the future…
The COVID-19 Pandemic has cast its dark shadow on Mariam Hammado’s life, a Syrian woman who is extremely concerned that one of her four siblings might get infected with the virus. All of her siblings suffer from a mental disability, which causes them to be unable to figure out what’s going on.
“Factors of suicide overlap, pile up, accumulate and get complicated until the person who is about to commit suicide no longer recognizes the problems he was facing and complaining about, whether they were related to poverty, social hardships, diseases, bankruptcy or any other reason.”
Within the tremendous amount of fear Syrians have been through, it is just routine to them, so they go out and talk about a viral infection that attacks behind closed doors, and about a war they’ve witnessed with their own eyes. In a battle between war and virus, war is always the victor.
It is indeed such situations of crisis that show us the cruelty of the patriarchal system and its institutional ramification. The abysmal failure of our states to protect women and curb gender based violence can no longer be hidden or excused. What the crisis has showed us is that feminist organizing is not only live and kicking but also creative and resilient and saves lives.
While holding the XX chromosomes makes your immunity stronger, and gives you a higher life expectancy, as statistics show, being a female exposes you to higher risks of cultural, social and economic discrimination that sideline you and your wellbeing in the response of many countries to COVID19 pandemic.