Transcript of Mary’s audio
My name is Mary and I live in the London borough of Camden. I am disabled and I’m calling to mark International Women’s Day which is on the 8th of March this year.
This year things are a bit different because of Covid. Women are living more so at home these days because of Covid conditions – this lead to more domestic violence and more problems for women in the home as well.
As well as being carers, women are also having to deal with going out in the community once a day for essential shopping. Some women are unable to do this because they do not even receive a basic wage. Other women have to survive on vouchers and others survive on benefits and go out shopping with little or no support for our needs.
Although times are hard generally for women, and hard under Covid conditions, we’re able to support one another, and if not support one another, think about women universally and globally, and at home.