COVID19 has exposed systemic inequalities that have been faced by people especially women and girls for so long, it has shown how countries’ health systems are inadequate to manage the virus. As Henry A. Giroux said in his blog COVID19 is a crisis deeply rooted in years of neglect by neoliberal governments that denied the importance of public health and the public good while defunding the institutions that made them possible. At the same time, this crisis cannot be separated from the crisis of massive inequalities in wealth, income and power. Nor can it be separated from a crisis of democratic values, education and environmental destruction.
Zamara Foundation has been on the forefront of response to COVID19 virus through online engagement by sharing gendered messages and soft skills on how young women and girls can deal with the psychological, physical impacts of COVID19, this has been done with a with young African feminists across Africa.