We are launching a new campaign – it’s called Women of Covid-19.
Women of Covid-19 will help us recognise and raise awareness of women’s role in our society – both paid and unpaid – and highlight the inequalities that exist in our society. We’re committed to campaigning to ensure we #BuildBackBetter from this crisis and eradicate the inequalities that continue to affect women’s lives. Through this initial stage of the campaign we will collect stories of women doing the “everyday extraordinary” – from kind gestures to facing the pandemic head-on. We’ll use them to tell the story of the “Women of Covid19” over the summer and raise funds to support those most at risk.
Why are we doing this?
Female-dominated keyworker roles such as nurses, careworkers, cleaners, and retail workers have been at the forefront of the response. More women than men have been infected with COVID-19 as a result, with women of BAME background at even greater risk from the virus.
Women also do the vast majority of unpaid work helping in their communities – often juggling jobs and caring responsibilities whilst supporting others.
It’s not just on the frontline that women are being disproportionately impacted by this crisis – there has been a surge in domestic abuse against women and children, and women have been more likely to be furloughed from their jobs.
Help tell the story of Women of Covid19!
Send us a photo or video a woman you know who has worked tirelessly during the crisis, and tell us what they have done – you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or share with us on social media – tweet @chwaraeteg. Please include their name, role, relationship to you and what they have been doing that deserves recognition.
Thank you for your support! We’ll be in touch with more information as the campaign progresses.