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Cartooning for Peace cartoonists paid tribute to women, who are on the front line in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, ahead of International Women’s Day. The designer Hossien Rezaye has targeted all health professionals.
While in France, associations and activists call for a “feminist strike” on Monday March 8 to denounce the injustices suffered by women, the United Nations Organization (UN) also during a tribute, underlined these difficulties, accentuated by the health crisis.
“Women are on the front lines in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, as healthcare professionals, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and, for some, as national leaders who are among the most exemplary leaders and more effective in the fight against the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted the paramount importance of women’s contributions and the disproportionate burden they carry “, recalls the UN, which wants to pay tribute to women in this difficult period pandemic.
According to UN Women, since the onset of Covid-19, “data and reports (…) show that all types of violence against women and girls, and especially domestic violence, have increased”, writes the organization.
Cartooning for Peace takes a look at this news this week. Hossien Rezaye – Afghan cartoonist and university professor – has chosen to represent women in the medical profession and facing the Covid-19 pandemic … anonymously: all can therefore feel represented.