The first signs of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 are well-documented and alarmingly clear. It is exacerbating existing inequalities for women, girls, and trans people across the globe, as well as injustices based on race, class, and ability.
It is vital and urgent to ensure that these inequalities are not reinforced and worsened. At the same time, this moment also offers us the potential to profoundly shift systems to significantly improve lives in a way that is usually thought not possible. We have a window to be courageous and creative.
The Count Me In! (CMI!) Consortium supports the voices and activism of women, girls and trans people, people who are often most marginalised in their communities. Over the past months, CMI! members have been in close contact with partners, allies, and funders to share information, learn, act, and strategise on how to respond to the immediate and longer-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.