Behind Closed Doors: The COVID-19 Impact on Gender Inequalities at Home

Short film by Hailey Powell The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a variety of socio-economic hardships, particularly for women. Specifically within the home, women have assumed the increased responsibility of childcare, chores, and other obligations resulting in a sacrifice of overall wellbeing for themselves, their jobs, and their independent income. Gender roles in society however,... Continue Reading →

For my Ayi

Short film by Jiaao Liu This video is made for my ayi (caregiver), Bai, to understand how she views the inequality and how she think it should be solved. The audio is based on several interviews with Bai held in my home in Beijing, during the Coronavirus outbreak. She believes education is the most... Continue Reading →

Behind Closed Doors

Essay by Abby Joesten Abstract: In this essay, I explore the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns on the economically disadvantaged and victims of domestic abuse. I use evidence from interviews conducted in the Philippines, India, and the UK. A woman in India explains that her husband’s anger has gotten worse ever since his... Continue Reading →

The World After Coronvirus

By Yuan Shu During quarantine, people are finding difficulty in finding something or someone to support them and keep them company. While people may have thought that the quarantine could potentially open time for spending moments with our partner, extended time together could also lead to conflict. Eventually, some people divorce to conclude the conflict.... Continue Reading →

A Pandemic Times Two

Slides by Alena Chitty For my project, I chose to do a PowerPoint presentation on how COVID-19 has impacted the rates of domestic violence. I chose this topic because I was interested in seeing the impact of COVID on human relations, beyond viral spread. I found a lot of information regarding this issue. It was... Continue Reading →

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