New York City, New York / USA - June 13 2020 New York City healthcare workers during coronavirus outbreak in America.

Women on the Frontlines: COVID and Beyond

Women on the Frontlines: COVID and Beyond is a digital symposium examining the political, economic, social and legal status of women.

This digital symposium runs as a complement to an event hosted by the Cornell Law Review and co-sponsored by Ms. Magazine; the University of California, Irvine Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy; the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics; the American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics; and The Hastings Center.

The event and companion blog posts bring to light the ways women labor and lead at the forefront of society, constituting the foundation of essential workers, and performing critical services from child to medical care, while also suffering persistent economic constraints, health and death disparities, obstruction of rights, and troubling perceptions of expendability. For more, watch video from the event, “Women on the Frontlines: COVID and Beyond,” and read related posts published by Ms. Magazine.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Georgia, Atlanta USA March 6, 2020.
In recent months, public health guidance from the CDC has become a site of political reckoning.
Grocery store.
Together, food insecurity and COVID-19 have proven to be a deadly combination for Black and Brown people.
Janitor mopping floor in hallway office building or walkway after school and classroom silhouette work job with sun light background.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected domestic workers, such as home health care workers, house cleaners, and child care workers.
a crowd of people shuffling through a sidewalk
A focus on immunity as a yardstick for return to work will only serve to widen the gulf of economic
abortion protest outside supreme court.
The pandemic has revealed the broader stakes of this campaign — and what it might mean for access to care
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The COVID-19 pandemic has given renewed importance and urgency to the need for racial and gender diversity in clinical trials.