Research on Covid and Women’s Inequality
Covid-19 is a pandemic that has economic and social consequences towards all communities beyond being a health crisis. Pandemic, just like wars and disasters, has increased the vulnerabilities in society as can be seen clearly. Fragile groups in other words disadvantaged groups such as girls and women are deeply more affected in such periods just because gender perception makes them even more vulnerable. The entire labour force is very gendered, and this has come to the fore very clearly because of COVID-19.
Taking this fact into consideration, the Inclusive Societies Working Group of YEU International prepared a survey in order to investigate the impact of Covid-19 on young women's work realities in partner countries and across. Through the survey that was tried to be evaluated from a gender perspective, we reached out to many women from various segments of society and from different backgrounds and as well covered different sub-texts from the female workforce to domestic labor, from gender discrimination to awareness-raising.
In this research; the results of the surveys conducted, numerical data, evaluation of current reports, and its relationship with gender have been tried to be included world-wide and in Europe-specific.
Some words from the writers:
"I appreciate most of the interviews showed a positive attitude towards the possibility the Covid-19 crisis can be a starting point for raising awareness about the gender gap and to develop more equal policies to make women more resilient. This means a lot of young girls and women believe it is possible to recover from the crisis as a stronger and more equal society, pursuing a future where women have the same possibilities, treatment, and social and economic power than men." Daniela Faccioli, USB
"All women around the world! Throughout history, it has not been easy to try to obtain our rights; such that it still continues. This sex, women, who make up about half of the world's population, will continue to pursue this struggle. By sharing, by raising awareness, speaking up, and by caring... For a more equal, fairer, and more livable society as well as the world." Selin Gürlemez, YEU İnternational