[Published in Asiaville, April 6, 2020]

On March 24, 2020, India joined the host of other countries by instituting sweeping lockdown measures to contain the community spread of Coronavirus, through social distancing. To say such a policy response has far-reaching implications for economic, political and social spheres of life is trite. Like in many crisis situations, men and women are differently affected by such measures enacted by the State. …

Ardra Manasi

Development practitioner & writer | Former policy consultant & researcher with United Nations | I work in migration, gender policy & technology for development.

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