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Due to their general disadvantages in transport and a high share in society's care work, women are especially vulnerable in a situation of pandemic. It is essential, to take special actions to protect them from getting infected and from negative impacts following the pandemic.
Uber Health is providing free transportation for frontline healthcare workers, helping them get to and from patients’ homes, as well as between healthcare facilities. Regarding that women make up the majority of the overall health and social workforce, Uber's actions mitigate the risk of infection for many women and their families.
As the situation with COVID-19 is getting worse in Tunisia, many Tunsisian women continue to commute to their work because they live from hand-to-mouth. Many Tunisians have no choice other than to take overly crowded public means of transport, despite the current danger of being infected, because of not being able to afford a car or private taxi.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway.
UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response.
As a result of the Corona crisis, victim associations fear an increase in domestic violence, especially against children and women.
More women than men sit at supermarket checkouts, look after the sick, look after the children: statistically speaking, the consequences of the corona crisis are distributed differently between the sexes. An overview.
As frontline responders, health professionals, community volunteers, transport and logistics managers, scientists and more, women are making critical contributions to address the outbreak every day. The majority of caregivers, at home and in our communities, are also women.
The bulk of household chores in heterosexual couples is already borne by women – a situation exacerbated by the huge dislocations of the pandemic.
Scientists say there could be a number of reasons for this difference, including biological and lifestyle factors. But in other ways, the virus appears to disproportionately affect women. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, an increasing number of women around the world are on the front lines.
While the illness hits men harder, women are on the front lines at work and at home. The vast majority of nurses, flight attendants, teachers and service industry workers are female, and their jobs put them on the front lines of the outbreak. At home, women still do more caretaking, so when the virus closes schools and restricts travel, and puts aged relatives at risk, they have more to do.
To combat an epidemic, it is essential to avoid or reduce travel or the need to travel (especially of non-essential traffic).
Recommendations for Nigeria's Public Transport Systems from Engr. Emmanuel John, Sustainable Urban Mobility Expert, Director of Administration and Strategy, Transportation Growth Initiative, Abuja.
The Shenzhen Bus Group’s Experience gives insight into their expereinces and response on the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.
Las primeras observaciones sobre las probables implicaciones del brote de COVID-19 en los impactos a largo plazo sobre nuestro comportamiento individual en los viajes y el transporte público.
As primeiras observações sobre as prováveis implicações do surto de COV-19 sobre os impactos a longo prazo no nosso comportamento individual de viagem e transporte público
The E-Rickshaws Project in Singra, Bangladesh is becoming a promising response to the COVID-19 outbreak.