Visualising gender during the pandemic – in pictures : This is Gender 2021 features in the Guardian
This is Gender 2021 called on photographers across the world to share their vision of gender in this moment of crisis. In return, we received 1000 moments, from 1000 different lives, across 65 countries in the world. Taken together, the images provide profound insights into how gender shapes people’s lives in a time of unprecedented social pressure and crisis.
We are delighted to see some of these rich images and their stories in a new photo essay in the Guardian: Visualising gender during the pandemic – in pictures.
From transgender sex workers living in a mass shelter whose health relies on backstreet clinics, to community leaders making changes from the ground up despite a system that is stacked against them, the photo essay illustrates how gender affects the systems in which people live, and their opportunities, rights, dignity and health.
We first ran the competition, based on the simple yet fundamental belief that there can be no equality until everyone is seen. Our research shows that global health systems are failing to see gender and that this gender blindness in data, policy, and practice is endemic. This is Gender 2021 is our counter to pervasive gender blindness.
We’re very grateful to the guardian for sharing some of the work from This is Gender 2021 and for helping to bring greater visibility to the diverse and complex ways gender shapes health and wellbeing.