Ashrafun Nahar Misti
Field perspectives on the economic impacts of COVID-19 on women with disabilities in Bangladesh and Nepal
COVID-19 has surfaced many of the inequities to which people with disabilities have always been vulnerable. Moreover, women with disabilities face even greater risks than their male counterparts. The current article highlights the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women with disabilities in Bangladesh and Nepal from the vantage point of two organizations working directly with women with disabilities in these countries. What is clear is that governments need to take further steps to address this crisis while also implementing programmes and services that promote economic security for women with disabilities and their families. The work done by organizations of women with disabilities is critical for documenting the daily impacts of the pandemic and helping to mitigate its negative effects.