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Women With Children Having Harder Time Re-entering NYC Workforce

A new study shows 41% of women living with kids in New York Ci are not working compared to 24% of men with children — a lingering effect of remote school and a perpetual child…

‘We Have to Survive’: Meet NYC Immigrant Women Fighting for Their Communities During the Pandemic

In the absence of comprehensive governmental safety nets, New York women banded together, adapted their skill sets, organized aid and fought for policy changes. What’s next for them?

Anantnag, Indian-Administered Kashmir: ‘I Have Children And I Fear To Go Near Them’

A hospital worker in Anantnag fears for her health and the safety of her family amid India's COVID crisis.

Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh: ‘Our Supervisors Tell Us Not to Take the Vaccine. They Tell us That the Injection Will Kill Us.’

In India, 90% of sanitation workers lack health insurance, putting them at increased risk if they were to fall ill and lack access to health care.

Uttar Pradesh: ‘Our First Duty Is To Save Lives’

Health care workers on the frontlines of India's COVID-19 crisis juggle personal safety with a sense of obligation to protect their communities.

Namakkal, Tamil Nadu: ‘When Will This End?’

A 30-year-old construction laborer and single mother of two children struggles to find stable work, jostling between multiple jobs in order to feed her family.

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…

‘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.

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…

The Pandemic Devastated Home-Based Child Care: ‘I Don’t Know How We Bounce Back’

The pandemic has decimated the child care industry across the board, but home-based workers and older workers have been particularly impacted.

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.

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.

Black Childcare Providers Hit Hard by COVID-19

Kimberly Speller is still getting used to the quiet. Before the pandemic, on a typical day, she’d welcome a dozen or so boisterous 3 and 4-year-olds onto her porch and into her home in West…

“You’re Basically Trying to Pick Your Poison”: Persistent Inequality Weighs on Black Mothers During COVID-19

On a bright Sunday afternoon in late August, 37-year-old Adrianne Williams tucked her son Josiah into his car seat. The energetic three-year-old was talkative that afternoon, excited for the weekly hour drive. Josiah’s latest obsession,…

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