By telling stories of women affected by the Zika epidemic, Debora Diniz has shown how the lack of a gender perspective in health emergency response leads to growing gender-based violence, loss of livelihoods, excessive unpaid care work and adverse mental, sexual and reproductive health outcomes for women and girls. As the world grapples with Covid-19, Diniz’s work offers values-based narratives for engaging diverse stakeholders in building gender-sensitive health emergency responses.

Tags: Covid-19, Digital Health, Discrimination, Diversity, Gender, Resilience, Science Communication