How Has the Pandemic Deepened Gender Inequality? A Conversation with Dr Gita Sen

Jul 26, 10:52 AM

In this podcast we speak with Dr Gita Sen, feminist scholar and member of Public Health Foundation of India who co-authored a recent commentary in the journal Lancet, highlighting the ways in which the pandemic has worsened gender inequality.

"There is, what I would call a hidden pandemic of violence against women during this pandemic (COVID-19) that is quite serious," says Dr Gita Sen,  feminist scholar and member of Public Health Foundation of India. 

The COVID pandemic has led to various subsequent social, economic and ecological crises along with the obvious healthcare crisis. 

How has the pandemic impacted women? And in what ways has it been instrumental in deepening the gap in gender inequality? Dr Gita Sen explains.