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The Gendered Face of COVID-19 in the Global South

The Development, Gender and Health Nexus

By Jean Grugel, Matt Barlow, Tallulah Lines, Maria Eugenia Giraudo and Jessica Omukuti

Published

May 12, 2022

Page count

222 pages

ISBN

978-1529218831

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

May 12, 2022

Page count

222 pages

ISBN

978-1529218848

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

May 12, 2022

Page count

222 pages

ISBN

978-1529218848

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
The Gendered Face of COVID-19 in the Global South

In this important book, experts assess what the COVID-19 pandemic means for gender inequalities in the Global South, examining how threats to equitable development will impact the most marginalized and at-risk women and girls in particular.

The book draws on research across sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America to examine COVID-19-related issues around gender-based violence, work and care, education and health care, and asks whether global responses are enough to mitigate the negative outcomes of deepening gender inequality. It is a guide to stimulate the important debate about how to promote women’s rights during the management and recovery phases of the pandemic.

“Drawing together theory and empirical research on gender, international development and feminist political economy, this book shines an often devastating - and sometimes hopeful - light on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.” Elizabeth Mills, University of Sussex

“An insightful and policy-relevant contribution. A must-read and must-act-upon if the goal is to redress inequalities and promote women’s rights in the recovery from the pandemic in the Global South and beyond.” Pia Riggirozzi, University of Southampton

Jean Grugel is Professor of Development Politics and Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre at the University of York.

Matt Barlow is Associate Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of York.

Maria Eugenia Giraudo is Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at Durham University.

Tallulah Lines is a PhD candidate in Politics and Research Associate at the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre at the University of York.

Jessica Omukuti is Research Fellow on Inclusive Net Zero at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at the University of Oxford.

Introduction: Derailing Development, Exacerbating Gender Injustice

Chapter One. Gender, Development and COVID-19: More of the Same is Not Working

Chapter Two. Unequal Development: What Lies Beneath COVID-19’s Gender Politics?

Chapter Three. Regional Governance: A Missed Opportunity to Tackle COVID-19’s Gendered Inequalities?

Chapter Four. Exacerbating Inequalities: Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Chapter Five. Exacerbating the Gender Gap: COVID-19 and Gendered Inequalities in Work and Education

Conclusion