The third episode of the GHW6 podcast series features Sarojini Nadimpally, coordinator for Health for All Campaign of the People’s Health Movement and a founder of SAMA Resource Group for Women and Health, an India based women’s organisation. Together with Neelanjana Das, Aakriti Pasricha and Adsa Fatima – fellow members of SAMA, Sarojini co- authored a chapter in Global Health Watch 6 analyzing the gendered impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a focus on South Asia.
In this podcast episode, she analyzes the multiple and intersectional nature of gender discrimination and oppressions, showing how Covid-19 has disproportionately and negatively impacted women in their roles as healthcare, social and domestic workers. The negative impacts were also felt by trans, intersex, and non-binary persons, all of whom are more likely to be marginalized. The episode also speaks of the need for gender justice and equality to remain at the center of health movements globally, to make them truly inclusive and fair, and to seek convergence between the health movement and the movements for gender justice worldwide.