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Covid-19 & Women: your weekly update

Week 17: July 27-31 2020
Dear Subscribers, 

We hope you are safe and well. This is our seventeenth weekly newsletter, bringing you the latest on gender, the economy and Covid-19. If you like what we are bringing you, forward this email to a friend or two so they can sign up here

We want to express our continued support and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement demanding change both here at home and across the world. We are part of a sector that has work to do to be genuinely anti-racist. We must reflect & commit to change, today & everyday. 

Before we get stuck in, if you are a researcher, policy maker or practitioner interested in these issues, please join the Gender & Covid-19 Working Group – an energetic and growing community of experts who can celebrate and support your work.

Keep reading for more news on the gendered and economic impacts of the pandemic in the UK and beyond. Scroll down to the bottom to catch upcoming events on gender, the economy and Covid-19. 

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The Women's Budget Group on Covid-19

Impact of Coronavirus on early career researchers
Post-graduates and Early Career Researchers, we want to hear from you! We are seeking to understand the impacts of COVID-19 as it interacts with an already precarious higher education sector. Take our survey here.

Briefings on Covid-19
Find everything the Women's Budget Group has done on Covid-19 here. This includes our reports on the impact that Covid-19 has on Social Security and Social Care, as well as joint letters, policy responses, and more. 

Find it all here
Covid-19: the latest 

Resilient health and care: learning the lessons of Covid-19
New report from the Institute for Public Policy Research

Time with the Kids
Report from the Resolution Foundation looking at how parents' time has changed during the pandemic. 

UK working mothers are ‘sacrificial lambs’ in coronavirus childcare crisis
Survey from Pregnant Then Screwed reveals lack of childcare played role in almost half of female layoffs, reports the Guardian.

Where are the black, female and working class people at the government press conferences?
Those most affected by the COVID-19 crisis have been woefully under-represented at the daily briefings, as told by an article on Open Democracy.

‘Parents are terrified’: England's nurseries hit hard by lockdown
Survey conducted by the Early Years Alliance shows that one in four nurseries say it is unlikely they will last a year with work patterns changing after lockdown, reported in the Guardian.

Women are most affected by pandemics — lessons from past outbreaks
A call for COVID-19 research, response and recovery efforts that are tailored to support women, journal article published in Nature 

Community health workers reveal COVID-19 disaster in Brazil
Journal article published in The Lancet
Events for isolation

What the Coronavirus Pandemic has shown us
Sunday 2 August 2020 | 6pm BST
In this panel, organized by Cenî Kurdish Women’s Office for Peace, three activists from different continents will speak about the experiences of their communities during the Covid19 pandemic. They will reflect on the ways in which states have responded to the crisis and how communities and social movements have organized themselves for resilience and survival. 
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