‘What (COVID-19 policies) fail to take into account is the direct and indirect impact that outbreaks have on women and girls’

These were the words of Dr Claire Wenham of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in a BBC Woman’s Hour March episode.

Her COVID-19 stories is a collaborative series between Lensational and its partners, aiming to document the experiences of women during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Why? Because women are disproportionately affected by the pandemic— whether on the frontline, at home taking care of children, or working informally.

And because their stories are under-reported in media, and their needs often ignored in health responses. 


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