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Issue No.62
  • :0973-1156
  • :December
  • :2020

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 62, December 2020

Whats New, Webby?

Covering COVID-19

By Vandana Babu Menon (, Media Professional and Content Writer, Bengaluru, India

While there is little doubt that the COVID pandemic will eventually be conquered, it has left the world to cope with long lasting damage. The damage has not been uniform. Rather, pre-existing inequalities have determined who will be hit the hardest. As a new report puts it, “Women and girls are disproportionately affected by the crisis simply because of their sex.”

The report ‘Gender inequality and the COVID-19 crisis: A Human Development perspective’, a collaborative publication of the Human Development Report Office and the Gender Team, examines the gender differentiated impacts of the COVID-19 crisis through sex-disaggregated data, and presents the evidence in the form of data dashboards.

The first part analyses countries with respect to two indicators on capabilities at risk – health and economic. These are the major contributors since women are on the fr