Women-led mutual aid initiatives in the age of COVID-19

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, groups of women around the world have started mutual aid initiatives such as coordinating volunteers to help immuno-compromised residents get groceries and other essential goods and raising money for emergency aid. Women have a long history organizing mutual aid ventures in response to social problems and crises. Though operating to scale can be difficult because it requires a lot of volunteers and coordination, women-initiated groups in the United States and United Kingdom provide aid and services to meet needs not being met by governments and elected officials.

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