The global coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life, and many people have had to make changes to their paid work arrangements. Traditionally, women have been doing a major share of the domestic work in Australia. But what does the division of labour look like in families when most people are either working or studying from home?
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This article focuses on how generalisations about how the COVID-19 lockdown will affect us overlook the fact that people have different personalities, – which means we all respond in different ways to this changing situation.
(Published with the permission of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health)
In the complicated days of COVID-19, home-cooking is making a comeback.
Whether you’re #IsoBaking or #CoronaCooking, the kitchen is a great place to ease your stress and anxiety, entertain the kids, connect with your culture, and cook the recipes of
WCHM has compiled reliable resources and information from trusted sources about Covid-19 for ACT women The resources are being updated regularly and can be found at https://www.wchm.org.au/covid-19/.
The topics covered include:
- Government information and services
- Information about accessing local ACT services
- What you need to know about COVID-19
- Advice for Parents
- Advice for pregnant women
- Working from home
WCHM survey about the impacts of COVID-19 on ACT Women
In the ACT there has been a lot of changes to our lives as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions, and we know that these changes are impacting on women. WCHM is keen to understand the experiences of ACT women and how they are coping with the impacts of COVID-19, … Read more
Women’s understanding of what good health means – Many of the older women who responded told us that good health meant being active, engaged, independent and free to live a good life. Others reported that for them living without pain and chronic disease in their lives was good health.
Women who participated on our focus groups reported that to feel … Read more
On 20th April Deputy Chief Minister, Yvette Berry, advised that the ACT Government had committed $550,000 to respond to an increase in demand for domestic and family violence and sexual assault services and to provide emergency accommodation to women, children and families experiencing domestic and family violence.
She also advised that this package will provide immediate financial support that … Read more