The impact of COVID-19 was worst on women during this pandemic. Women were affected more than men by the social and economic effects of this pandemic. To understand and mitigate the various issues on women during this pandemic, a NATIONAL WEBINAR on “Peace, Security and Justice: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women” was organized by Women Cell, Bahona College in collaboration with IQAC, Bahona College, Jorhat, Assam on 20-21 July 2020 during the lockdown period due to COVID-19. More than 1200 participants all over India participated in that webinar and many of them also expressed their interest in submitting their original articles/research papers on various issues related to the theme of the webinar. A good number of articles/research papers were received which were decided to publish in the form of an Edited Book after these were reviewed by the Expert Committee and entitled “COVID-19: Negotiating the Immediate and Beyond”. The contributors of this book are leading academicians, research scholars, and students from all over this country who actively participated in this webinar and enlightened this book with their valuable knowledge.
Women are the backbone of any society and contribute significantly to the betterment of any society. Without them, no society exists. But still, during this pandemic situation due to COVID-19 they were the worst sufferers in almost all sectors in the society. Therefore, the aim of this Book was to understand and mitigate the various issues faced by women during this pandemic period on the basis of effective wisdom, learning, and findings of the large resource pool available across the country.
This Book is the outcome of all the collaborative efforts of all the contributors. I sincerely hope that this Book will be of great value and a research guide for all of us especially to the women in any society.