In a new campaign, two national charities are calling on the people of Wales to tell them about their coronavirus superwomen.
Chwarae Teg and Welsh Women’s Aid want to highlight the work of ‘Women of Covid19’, from those involved in nursing, care and cleaning, to teaching, retail and much more.
Women make up three quarters of workers in roles which are more likely to be frequently exposed to Covid19. Women are also experiencing increased abuse and violence, with contacts to the Live Fear Free Helpline showing the impact of Covid19 restrictions on women’s support networks. However, together the charities are committed to campaigning to ensure that as a nation we #BuildBackBetter and eradicate the inequality that continues to affect women’s lives.
By collecting and sharing stories the charities aim to raise awareness of women’s roles – both paid and unpaid – in society, and kick start a fundraising campaign to support those most at risk.
The funds raised will support Chwarae Teg’s work ensuring women are fairly represented, and the mission of Welsh Women’s Aid – to end domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women.
To share a ‘Women of Covid19’ story – whether it’s about a woman who has supported you with a small gesture or someone facing the pandemic head on – send a photo or video and a few words about the person to email@example.com or tweet @chwaraeteg, by 31 July 2020. Separately, those wishing to donate are able to do so at https://bit.ly/30SZRW9
The stories will be shared across social media over the summer and feature as a package during Chwarae Teg’s Womenspire awards. Originally scheduled for June, Womenspire will now take place online – broadcast live on ITV Cymru Wales’ Facebook page – on 29 September, and promises to be a night to remember.