Pandemic burdens Bangladeshi women with more household chores. But they go unappreciated

Jannatul Rupi, a health assistant in Kurigram’s Belgachhi, has been overburdened with tasks both at home and work for the past six months since the coronavirus epidemic struck Bangladesh

Sep 26, 2020
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Jannatul Rupi, a health assistant in Kurigram’s Belgachhi, has been overburdened with tasks both at home and work for the past six months since the coronavirus epidemic struck Bangladesh.

She has to do all the household chores now after her domestic help left her job.

She has her hands full cooking, cleaning, child minding, and running errands; on top of that she has to rush whenever her office calls. Rupi has no time to breathe easy.

She could not even take Fridays off in the first few months after the pandemic broke out when people from abroad and Dhaka were returning to their village homes, said Rupi. She had to contact the returnees and ensure they were in quarantine.

https://bdnews24.com/society/2020/09/26/pandemic-burdens-bangladeshi-women-with-more-household-chores-but-they-go-unappreciated