Diversification, Gender, Poverty Dynamics, Nutrition
Asia, India, Telangana
IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON WOMEN WORKING IN THE DOMESTIC SECTOR IN HYDERABAD
COVID-19 pandemic, Lockdown, Health perspective, Economic perspective , Women’s income, Livelihoods, Poor women, Rythu bazaars, Social distancing
Innovation systems for the Drylands
The recently extended lockdown in India, now in force until 3 May, is a necessary measure to slow the spread of COVID-19 and thereby save lives. India’s large population and the capacity of the health sector in the country to handle the pandemic means slowing the spread of infection is essential. But the impacts of the lockdown are not gender-neutral. Women are more vulnerable from both a health and economic perspective. Here, Padmaja Ravula from Flagship Projects 1 and 6 shares her insights into the impact of the lockdown on women who work as domestic help or in part-time occupations in urban and peri-urban Hyderabad.