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Goa: ‘Even If We Register, I Don’t Think There Are Enough Vaccines to Go Around’

The broader availability of the COVID-19 vaccine isn't sparking optimism for an employee of an international hotel chain in Goa, who is struggling to sign up for the shot and fears further threats to her…

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir: ‘I Cannot Afford To Sit At Home Even For A Day’

A woman who's sold fish for decades as part of Kashmir's fishing community grapples with the grip of COVID-19 in India.

‘I Once Fell Unconscious Due To The Stress. I Had To Do It All On My Own.’

A young law school student in India considers placing her dreams on hold as she tries to balance the responsibility of having to care for sick family members, managing a household, and pursuing her education.

New Delhi: ‘ In A Situation Of Life Or Death, This Was My Only Option.’

Women in India are turning to the black market to source life-saving COVID-19 supplies for their family members.

Garbhe, Madhya Pradesh: ‘My Wife Was So Brave. She Looked At Me And Said There’s No Need To Worry Now.’

In response to the pandemic’s devastating second wave, medical resources—like ambulances—are getting diverted to COVID-stricken towns, complicating care for pregnant women in rural parts of India.

New Delhi: ‘That 22-Year-Old Priya on Instagram’

Feeling compelled to do something, young people are springing up social media groups to swap leads on oxygen cylinders and other health care needs during India's COVID crisis.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand: ‘You Keep Questioning Yourself’

Surbhi Dasbegan to feel that India was losing control of COVID earlier this month when seven of her colleagues and three patients tested positive for the virus.

Panaji, Goa: ‘They Haven’t Called Me Back’

At the Panjim Market in Goa, some local vendors seem unconcerned about COVID-19's second wave across India.

Nagpur, Maharashtra: ‘We Are Carrying A Massive Guilt’

A 26-year-old resident doctor finds herself struggling to assist with the surging number of people sick and dying from COVID-19 at Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu: ‘What Has to Happen Will Happen’

In Asha Mutha's multigenerational household, the paranoia unleashed by India's first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been replaced by fatalism of the second wave. “What has to happen will happen,” Mutha says, with a…

Gasping For Breath: Women Provide A Glimpse Into India’s COVID Disaster

As with all disasters, the coronavirus pandemic has worsened existing inequalities across gender, caste, religion and class. Here are some glimpses of what it is like to live through it as an Indian woman.

How Will the COVID Shot Affect Your Period? Scientists Say There’s Not Enough Data—But There Should Be

Health experts say the fact that people in vaccine trials were not asked about their periods speaks to the larger way the health concerns of women and other birthing people are often ignored and dismissed…

‘Water Warriors’: The US Women Banding Together to Fight for Water Justice

Women have been deeply embedded in the movement for clean water and sanitation for decades, which has become even more pressing amid the pandemic.

Around the World, Conflicting COVID-19 Vaccination Advice Puts Pregnant People At Risk

Pregnant people are at higher risk of severe COVID-19—but as they were excluded from major clinical vaccine trials, health authorities around the world cannot agree on whether they should be given the vaccine.

‘It Felt So Freeing’: Why Young Women Are Dropping the Pill

As the pill’s 60th anniversary approaches outside of the U.S., young women and people with wombs are increasingly interrogating the lack of information doctors provide about side effects when prescribing the pill and calling for…

‘Men’s Violence Will Outlive The Coronavirus’ — Push To End Global Spike In Abuse Against Women Amid the Pandemic

With half of the world’s population living under lockdown, millions of women around the world were trapped with an abusive partner.

‘We know it’s the work of quack doctors’: Pandemic fans the flames of backstreet abortions in Kenya

Anecdotal reports suggest teenage pregnancies are soaring in Kenya, resulting in unsafe late-term terminations and abandoned babies.

COVID-19 has stopped everything except cancer — the cells are still growing

Globally, millions of women have missed breast cancer screening appointments because of paused services during the height of the pandemic in March and April. This means thousands of cancer cases could lie undetected.
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