After waiting for 12 months for that miracle, it finally happened. On December 8, 2020, a grandmother in the UK was given the first Covid-19 vaccine shot. After wreaking havoc in the world not experienced since the second World War, there was a ray of hope that life would finally go back to normal.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in the lives of millions with devastating economic and social impacts. Although no country or people have been spared from its rampage, it is being experienced differently in terms of gender, class and socioeconomic situations.
She is the first to wake up, and after finishing all her daily chores, with little time for rest or recreation, she is the last to go to bed and yet her husband will say: “my wife does not work.” Who is she? She is the Rural Woman of Bangladesh. In spite of all the gains women have made, rural women lag behind in every indicator of human development.