The feminist response to living through and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic: Report of the 2nd International Consultation

We are happy to present the report of the 2nd International consultation on “The feminist response to living through and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic” that was held on 23rd and 24th July 2021. Our aim is to arrive at some sort of a collective understanding as… Continue reading

2nd International Consultation on ‘The feminist response to living through & beyond the Covid-19 pandemic’

Sama recently conducted a two-day international consultation on Gender, Equity, and Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Beyond on 23rd and 24th July 2021. Over the two days, 54 participants from 13 countries, mainly from Global South, shared with each other… Continue reading

Pregnancy and Covid vaccine trials: Gender justice compromised

On June 11, 2021, a pregnant woman approached the Delhi High Court seeking vaccination for pregnant women on a priority basis. The petitioner also sought directions to the Union government for setting up of separate vaccination centres for pregnant women who are at high risk, and the creation of a registry for monitoring their medical condition post vaccination (1). The case was a pivotal point in the history of Covid-19 vaccine rollouts in India, because it demanded a clear communication from the Union Government for vaccination of pregnant women… Continue reading

Covid-19 worsening the mental health crisis in India: A Primer

In December 2019, the first comprehensive study of the prevalence and disease burden due to all mental disorders for every state of India from 1990 to 2017 was published in the Lancet. It indicated that one in every seven people in India is affected by mental health problems and called for urgent systematic procedures for better diagnosis and management of mental disorders across the country. But, with the impact of the pandemic, we have every reason to believe that mental health only went on to be a more serious and ignored problem in the country. Continue reading