Challenges Faced by Women in the Covid-19 Pandemic

deadline for submissions: 
July 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Women’s Studies Unit, Bhairab Ganguly College, W. B., India

Bhairab Ganguly College

Women’s Studies Unit


Challenges Faced by Women in the Covid-19 Pandemic


Covid-19 pandemic and its ensuing crisis exacerbated deep seated social inequalities within our societies. It brought about different implications for men and women throughout the world. Women were seen to face compounding burdens: from being over-represented working in healthcare systems to doing majority of unpaid care work in households to facing high risks of economic insecurity to being under an increased risk of violence, exploitation, abuse or harassment during times of crisis and quarantine. The poorest and the most marginalized women and girls faced most the risks without the means to absorb the economic shock.

As Covid-19 continues to spread around the world with severe variants, the impact of the pandemic on women continues to worsen. Despite all this, women’s voices are still not well represented in the media and their perspectives are ignored in the policy response to the crisis.


Sub themes:

  1. Domestic Violence and Covid-19 pandemic
  2. Work life balance during Pandemic
  3. Spatial politics during the pandemic
  4. Women entrepreneurs during the pandemic
  5. Children during the pandemic
  6. Migration and the pandemic
  7. Education and the pandemic


Note: Any other themes related to the above issues are acceptable.

Call for papers:

Unpublished research papers are invited from the academicians , practitioners ,research scholars and students on the issues related to the themes .Quality based papers will be published in the form of a Book bearing ISBN.

Abstract submission :

Abstract in not more 250 words with 5 keywords are to be sent to the following Email Id : along with the following details:

1.Name of the author(s)

2.Designation and institutional affiliation

3.Contact address and Email Id

4.Title of the Research paper

Last date of abstract submission: 15.06.2022

Last date of full book-chapter submission: 31.07.2022

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