Posts Tagged: lockdown

#IWD2021 around the world

#IWD2021 around the world

This past 8th of March was International Women’s Day; the theme this year was #ChoosetoChallenge. This blog will see why we celebrate this day and look at the different protests around the world to remember the hardships of women who came out protesting, even under Covid restrictions. This year we need to #ChoosetoChallenge the status …

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

This year’s International Women’s Day theme, #ChoosetoChallenge, reflects the current state of affairs with women having been put at strain throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It highlights the efforts made by women and girls into shaping a more equalitarian future and recovering from the effects of the pandemic. The theme highlights a change in mindset, with …

Failure of the British Government to respond to the growing demand for school lunches is leaving children hungry

Failure of the British Government to respond to the growing demand for school lunches is leaving children hungry

Recent pictures surfacing on social media of frugal government-funded meals arose outrage notably with footballer Marcus Rashford. This poses a greater question of whether the government has made food scarcity a priority, especially after a rise in school lunch demand due to the impacts of the pandemic, such as a rise in unemployment and a …

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Domestic abuse has risen dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic and has been the cause of numerous headlines. It has highlighted the need for reform, addressed by a revised Domestic Abuse Bill currently under debate. Will these changes be substantial enough? Covid-19 and the subsequent stay-at-home orders have had dramatic impacts on the security …

How to mentally deal with lockdown 3.0

How to mentally deal with lockdown 3.0

The UK entered its first lockdown on 23rd March 2020. Heavy restrictions were put in place to ensure UK citizens’ safety, with such lockdown rules as all non-essential shops being closed.   A second lockdown was confirmed on 31st October 2020, with the UK entering lockdown on 5th November 2020. The lockdown ended on 2nd December.  …

Forced marriage is already a “hidden crime” – now the pandemic is making it even more invisible

Forced marriage is already a “hidden crime” – now the pandemic is making it even more invisible

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on safeguarding measures and specialist charities is limiting the support available to girls at risk of forced marriage.   Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations have raised concerns over the impact of ‘stay at home’ orders on women suffering domestic abuse and the need to ensure access to …

How the differential treatment of religious festivals in the pandemic response reflects the disadvantage in society

How the differential treatment of religious festivals in the pandemic response reflects the disadvantage in society

Contrasts in how religious festivals have been perceived in the COVID-19 response show us society’s entrenched hierarchy of religions. Most people will likely have come across reports in the news about various changes in lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 and debates about the timing of these changes. What some people may not have realised …

JAN Trust, a charity working during COVID-19

JAN Trust, a charity working during COVID-19

JAN Trust has been supporting marginalised women since 1989. In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic really changed the way we had previously been working. Our face to face community support had to evolve to accommodate the new lockdown rules  while also ensuring  that our beneficiaries would stay safe. The pandemic has been a challenging time for …