Vol. 18 No. 1 (2021): n° 1 gennaio-giugno 2021
Dossier. Family relations and parenting in a time of Covid-19

Donne, famiglie e pandemia. Tra vecchie e nuove discriminazioni al femminile

Francesca Dello Preite
University of Florence

Published 2021-06-19


  • pandemic crisis,
  • new poverties,
  • women,
  • care work,
  • gender-based violence

How to Cite

Dello Preite, F. (2021). Donne, famiglie e pandemia. Tra vecchie e nuove discriminazioni al femminile. Rivista Italiana Di Educazione Familiare, 18(1), 209–224. https://doi.org/10.36253/rief-10629


2020 will be remembered as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2: a virus that suddenly spread worldwide affecting the health and the life of millions of people of all ages and putting a strain on welfare, economic, scientific and politic structures of all the Nations that have tried to respond to the multiple needs of their populations facing many obstacles and difficulties. Starting from a reflection about the new poverty lines that coronavirus produced in family context, this paper analyses the biggest difficulties that women faced during the “confinement” at home, when the housework and the children care multiplied, both in qualitative and in quantitative viewpoint, and gender violence registered an alarming increase. What happened in these months is a evident confirmation that women are still vulnerable people, and that the way to reach a significant gender equality is still fraught with obstacles.


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