Iriss-Initiated Tv Talk Shows On Effects Of Covid-19 On Women Aired On ‘Metro One News’
IRISS-INITIATED TV TALK SHOWS ON EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON WOMEN AIRED ON ‘METRO ONE NEWS’
Islamic Research Institute for Social Sciences (IRISS) supported a talk show on Metro One News, to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on women. The show was hosted by anchor Muhammad Ali and three women scholars participated in the discussion. The show underlined that women were hit the hardest by Covid-19. The presence of men and children at home increased the burden of women. Frustration of being jobless and lack of resources destroyed the harmony and peace within families. Pakistani society practices patriarchal norms and instead of rationally analyzing the consequences of the Pandemic, a large majority unjustifiably put the blame over shoulders of women as their inefficient sense of domestic management. At the same time, Pakistani women typically shoulder a greater burden of care. The primary objective of the program was to highlight the efforts of women on the media instead of putting the blame on them.
Starting off, Dr. Sarwar Askari, a well-known scholar, said men cannot manage economic as well as social issues without the support of a female. Explaining the role of women during pandemic, she said women stood on the frontline to secure their family from such a deadly situation which spread on a global scale. Further she said that, lockdown proved more challenging for women in contrast to men as she had to see domestic chores 24/7 by following SOPs. She praised women for coaching their kids by their own and giving the much needed emotional and moral support to their husbands for detailed report click here.