Pandemic, climate change, job loss, harder on women and children

Video: Cold war in the Asian Seas, pandemic, hunger, China’s over-fishing, and natural disasters due to climate change, will require more women leadership which is the only way to manage the process of change for the human race.

Natural disasters hit women and children harder, especially during the pandemic, says the United Nations.

Food supply is becoming an issue for hundreds of millions of women and children who rely on the sea. (See video above).

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned in a statement on Monday that the number of people teetering on the edge of famine in 43 countries, has risen to 45 million – up by three million this year – as acute hunger spikes around the world.

A Women in the Workplace 2021 report calls attention to enormous disparities in the workplace. Women are called upon to support male colleagues without recognition or compensation, meanwhile the women struggle with inadequate child care support.

by Melissa Hemingway



Another day, waiting for the fishing boats to come home. Another day, waiting for the fishing boats to come home. Maybe tomorrow? Luzon Island in the Philippines on the South China Sea.

Women in 200 million coastal families are heavily impacted by climate change and the pandemic. Feeding families and averting starvation is becoming impossible. Photo Credit: Melissa Hemingway / FPMag

Pandemic Violence against women indicates that more women are needed in law enforcement to solve the issues of abuse of women and girls. “Municipalities need to be targeting at minimum 35% women participation in municipal policing,” says director Alsop of The RINJ Foundation.

Violence against women. Pandemic within Pandemic Women who have suffered domestic abuse are now locked in with their abuser since March 2020. This has resulted in many deaths. A pandemic within a pandemic. The horrific reality is that millions of women are fighting for their safety while in #Lockdowns . Our home isn’t always a safe place. UNFPA reports at least 15 million new cases of domestic violence thus this year. Source:Twitter

A rise in maternal and child deaths is another impact of the pandemic coupled with extraordinary and increasingly violent natural disasters plus challenged food supplies notes the United Nations Population Fund.

“As COVID-19 strains health-care systems to near breaking point, pregnant women, women suffering complications from childbirth and newborns are increasingly vulnerable, with some scientists projected dramatic increases in both maternal and child deaths,” says a UNPF report.

Women in developed, even rich nations, are under an enormous burden. More women are needed in leadership roles to bring focus back to families and communities instead of making the rich richer, ” says Geraldine Frisque of The RINJ Foundation, because , she says, “women in 2020/2021 have outperformed male leaders.”

Women in developed nations grin and bear monstrous work loads without child care. Women in developed nations grin and bear monstrous work loads without child care during the SARS2 Pandemic and the catastrophic effects of climate change, altering distribution networks and availability of resources plus natural disasters wherein women and children bear the brunt. Photo Credit: Centers for Disease Control. (CDC) Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

Women are invisible no more, thanks to some of the truly great women leaders during the nCoV19 Pandemic.

  • Chancellor Angela Merkel (Germany)
  • President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (Liberia)
  • President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Argentina)
  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed (Bangledesh)
  • President Dalia Grybauskaite (Lithuania)
  • Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • President Dilma Rousseff (Brazil)
  • President Atifete Jahjaga (Kosovo)
  • Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Denmark)
  • Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (Jamaica)
  • President Park Geun-hye (South Korea)
  • Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek (Slovenia)
  • Prime Minister Sibel Siber (Cyprus (North))
  • Prime Minister Aminata Touré (Senegal)
  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Norway)
  • Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Latvia)
  • President Catherine Samba-Panza (Central African Republic)
  • President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca (Malta)
  • Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz (Poland)
  • President Tsai Ing-wen (Taiwan)
  • de facto President Carrie Lam (Hong Long)
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (New Zealand)

Invisible no more. Women struggle for visibility and inclusion in crucial projects Invisible no more. Women struggle for visibility and inclusion in crucial projects like Conservation and climate change mitigation. Including women adds enormously to efficiencies says The RINJ Foundation. Photo Credit: courtesy RINJ Women

Women in the workplace Click the image to download the report, or open to read PDF.