Dear Womencare friends and colleagues,
Womencare recognizes the many difficult, traumatic and compromising impacts of the Coronavirus on our individual lives, relationships, sense of security and mental health and well-being. We would like to periodically share resources which focus on self-care and community care, individual well-being and the collective well-being to help you during these challenging times.
We are here for you if you are looking for professional support and / or need help problem solving during this unprecedented time. Please reach us at [email protected] and we will forward your request to one of our expert therapists.
Women’s Voices During COVID-19
— Laurie Kahn
Women this Week: Gendered Effects of COVID-19
Domestic Violence Surges During Worldwide Lockdowns
This week, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a statement encouraging governments to put women’s safety first as they respond to COVID-19. His appeal came after domestic violence hotlines around the globe report a precipitous rise in calls following lockdown orders.
What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders
Looking for examples of true leadership in a crisis? From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland and Denmark, and this pandemic is revealing that women have what it takes when the heat rises in our Houses of State.
Dealing with Uncertainty During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Chicago and Evanston COVID-19 Mutual Aid Volunteer Sign-Up
Thank you so much for looking out for others during a crisis that is reinforcing individualism in increasingly harmful ways. Safe distancing is important, but we also have to be able to hold each other, even when we’re apart. We must love and care for one another. This list connects people who would like to give or volunteer with people who are in need of their services or donations.
Coronavirus: Wisdom From a Social Justice Lense
This podcast conversation focuses on the importance of tuning in with the lens of our politics, with the lens of our values on supporting the people in our communities who need the most support in responding to this pandemic collectively and with collective well-being in mind.
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Resources for Healthcare Professionals Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic
Yoga with Adriene
If there was ever a time to re-energize, re-connect with your willingness to sit with yourself, care for yourself – it is now.
If there was ever a time to acknowledge that your relationship with yourself can have a direct impact on others – it is now.
Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness with over 500 free videos.
A Trauma Mini-Course: Trauma & Grounding Amid Collective Crisis