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School of Politics and International Relations

Women and the hidden burden of the coronavirus


Like in many global crises, women face a particularly distinct fallout from this outbreak, one that can range from burdensome at best to detrimental at worst. And while women provide the most health care around the world — whether it's formally or informally — and are acutely affected by the pandemic, they are also largely left out of global health conversations. Professor of International Politics, Professor Sophie Harman said: "Global health has a huge imbalance. Within institutions, women are invisible. But they are everywhere when it comes to delivering care.”
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