Political demonstrations, pilgrimage, carnivals, music festivals, scouting, and dating are mobility events: events based on mobilities. Events break with daily routine. They intensify some aspects of the general social condition and undermine others. Through mobility events we constantly reorganize our social lives and reform our collective consciousness.
The measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have led to an increase in violence against women in Turkey, as victims and perpetrators are locked down together and access to protection grows more difficult. Furthermore, those convicted of violence against women have been released from prisons and sent back to their homes. — Esra Demirkol
After the African Leadership University closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and classes resumed online, students reported gendered differences in the family expectations and assignation of domestic duties that disproportionately affected female students. — Chiedza Mutsaka Skyum
Pandemic-related immobilities have provided fertile ground for protest mobility, offering one explanation for the sustained protests following the death of George Floyd in May 2020. — Angela Remus
Border restrictions introduced in response to the pandemic have complicated citizens’ abilities to depart from, and return to, their countries of nationality. — Vidya Ramachandran
The closure of childcare facilities and schools has resulted in the immobilization of many children in the home. As a result, some mothers are likely to experience reduced mobility as a result of the pandemic. This entry explores which mothers are most likely to experience this immobility. — Angela Remus