USA – DURING THE PANDEMIC, WOMEN ARE DROPPING OUT OF THE WORKFORCE EN MASSE #pandemicwomen

BY ABBY VESOULIS  – The United States is in the midst of a crushing economic recession, COVID-19 infection rates are spiking, and thousands of schools and childcare facilities have yet to reopen in-person classrooms. The group bearing the brunt of this torrent of bad news? Women. Between August and September, 865,000 women dropped out of the […]

Cyber Violence Against Women & Girls #cyberviolence

Different forms of cyberviolence related to the sexual aspect of violence against girls and women LINK Non -Consensual Distribution of Images: A person’s sexual images and videos being shared without their consent or taken without their consent.●Posting or distributing sexually graphic images or videos online without a person ́s permission;●Revenge porn (is the term used […]

The Female Experience of Addiction #femaleaddiction

Women experience addictive behaviours differently than men, it is therefore urgent to re-evaluate current modalities of support, prevention and treatment LINK For several years there has been a growing awareness of the importance of implementing gender-sensitive drug treatment policies and programmes. Although some of the specific characteristics of female addiction were taken into account in pioneering […]

Sex for Rent: Growing Epidemic for Vulnerable Women Tenants – Many Cases Unreported #sexrent

SEX FOR RENT: GROWING EPIDEMIC FOR VULNERABLE WOMEN TENANTS – MANY CASES UNREPORTED Women say that predatory landlords are asking for sexual favors in exchange for rent during the coronavirus outbreak. Millions of people around the world have either been laid off or furloughed due to the pandemic as governments impose harsh lockdown measures to curb the […]

COMMUNITY-LED RESPONSES TO THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC PROVIDE A MODEL & ADVANTAGE FOR TREATING THE VULNERABLE WHEN THE CRISIS COMES TO AN END #covidmodel

(Illustration by iStock/sv_sunny)( By Samer Araabi  – Amid a disaster like COVID-19, the culprits of some of the worst abuses of power are the very systems and structures that we often turn to for leadership. aid efforts unintentionally create ripple effects that disproportionally and severely affect vulnerable communities. In the San Francisco Bay Area, for example, shelter-in-place […]