Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE GENDERED EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON AFRICA AND HER DIASPORA
The gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Africa and her Diaspora are clear, but they are still unfolding. Whether it is in terms of economic dislocations, or infections, or deaths, the pandemic has disproportionately affected people of African descent in the continent and her Diaspora. The effects are gendered. Incidents of Gender-Based Violence, including Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence have spiked in the era of COVID-19, so have incidences of rape, sexual harassment, and other Gender Based Violence.
Government obliviousness to the need for culturally appropriate language and strategies for public education, ethnic conflict, have intensified trust deficit and vaccine resistance. People of African descent have died more, suffer more infections, and experience more precarity. Mobility and immobility are central to many of the dimensions listed above and intersect and resonate between Africa and Diaspora communities in important ways.
IJAM calls for abstracts of papers for a special issue on this subject from across the disciplines. They could explore issues including, but not limited to the following: effects of COVID-19 on women and/or men in Africa and the Diaspora; health disparities; socio-economic disparities; structural injustices and unequal access to education and work, with women carrying a disproportionate burden of family care and other reproductive work, while bearing the brunt of structural violence and consequent precarity. The socio-cultural dimension is another potential focus as the pandemic has highlighted gendered issues of perception, representation, policy, and practice.
Abstracts for papers that critically analyze the foregoing issues and challenges are very welcome as well as shorter non-academic pieces that creatively engage with the gendered effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa and her Diaspora.
For more information on how to submit your abstract see: https://africamigration.com/paper-submissions/
Deadline for abstract submission: May 15, 2022
Deadline for acceptance of abstracts: July 15, 2022
Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome
Professor of Political Science, African & Women's Studies
Brooklyn College, CUNY
Brooklyn, New York 11210
Editor: Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration