GENDER ASPECTS OF SECURITY RISKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Abstract. The subject of the paper is focused on the facts that indicate that neither the COVID-19 virus, nor the measures against it, has an equal impact on women and men. While analyzing the pandemic, in the language of security, the focus must be on the fight against the virus from a human security-oriented point of view, viewed through gender lenses. For example: women predominate in occupations where contact is inevitable, which increases the risk of infection, also there is a worrying increase in domestic and other forms of gender-based violence. In situations of stress and isolation in the home, while the availability of support services for victims of violence is reduced, women and children are exposed to increased mental, physical and sexual violence. The aim of this paper is to analyze the gender aspects of security risks, the importance of cooperation between the rule of law authorities and other actors providing protection services in order to reduce possible challenges, but also the need for violence prevention in every respect.
Keywords: pandemic, gender-based inequalities, jobs challenges, gender-based violence, human-oriented security, prevention
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