Consuelo León publishes the book Teletrabajo y conciliación en el contexto de la COVID-19, a collection of articles exploring women’s experiences during the pandemic

Twenty-one experts and academics from different institutions have participated in State Pact against Gender-based Violence published by the Spanish Government in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has set into motion unprecedented changes that have affected how we work, socialise and grow as individuals and professionals. This ‘new normal’ therefore, calls for a new perspective. The culmination of this collaboration is the recent book published by Consuelo León, for which twenty-one experts and academics from different institutions from all over the world have joined forces to compile twelve articles from different perspectives –legal, sociological, economic, labour, education– on women’s experiences from around the world. This includes aspects such as working from home, caring for others, sharing a small domestic space and, sometimes, being subjected to precarity, uncertainty and even violence.

The book, which has been published in record time, reflects upon how since it began, the pandemic has only exacerbated domestic and gender-based violence in some countries, such as Colombia. This therefore presents a great opportunity to seek solutions and develop coordinated prevention, education and awareness strategies on a global scale.

Teletrabajo y conciliación en el contexto de la COVID-19. Nuevos retos en el marco de la prevención de la violencia de género y la calidad de vida de las mujeres (PEVG 2020) (‘Working from home and balancing professional and personal spheres in the context of COVID-19. New challenges for preventing gender-based violence and ensuring women’s quality of life (PEVG 2020))’ has been published by Thomson Reuters Aranzadi and forms part of a series of actions carried out by UIC Barcelona in the name of the Spanish Government's State Pact against Gender-based Violence, in view of an agreement signed by all Catalan universities through the Department of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya.