“From student loan debt to CPR training; from COVID-19 impacts to homelessness, every issue is a gender issue,” says the United State of Women (USOW) about their new initiative to highlight gender disparities across all policy issues.
From planting to protesting, women are at the frontlines of the fight against food insecurity. Many are participating in Rising Gardens, a mass action through which women are planting community gardens.
Amy Wu’s “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown” takes an exciting look at how women entrepreneurs are revolutionizing agriculture through high technology including artificial intelligence, sophisticated soil sensors, blockchain and robotics.
In this week’s edition, we take a look at the American Rescue Plan Act to what it has in store for those suffering through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; mark one year since the pandemic officially began; discuss President Biden’s latest vaccine timeline; and, run down recent attacks on reproductive health.
As we reflect on the past year, let us be reminded that the opportunity for advancing an intersectional feminist agenda is now.
From Uganda and Bangladesh to Mexico and India, women around the world have been some of the most proactive members of the COVID-19 response, creating innovative solutions to the compounding difficulties of this pandemic.
COVID-19 has exposed the gendered aspects of food insecurity, especially for refugees and women in crisis settings. Women in Uganda, South Sudan, and Afghanistan confirmed that food insecurity was among their top concerns, ahead of heath care and access to sanitizer or masks.
“We know what COVID-19 is, but we don’t know how to feed our children.”