Beatrice Popescu, 45, seems to have it all. But Popescu says her experience of navigating a global health crisis, work, childcare, domestic chores and a marriage has been bruising. I was home too much, and felt crammed in the apartment, as we were all sharing the same space all the time. Indeed, not all women in Romania, or elsewhere, have enjoyed the new flexibility of working from home, or of equitably sharing the responsibilities of domestic life with their partners. These imbalances were already present in society. The health of women generally was being adversely impacted, unpaid care work had increased and gender-based violence was rising, it said, — these trends all further amplified by the fragile social cohesion, lack of institutional capacity and high levels of unpredictability in the context of the global health crisis.
2019 Romanian Women of Courage Award Ceremony
Romanian Women of Courage Award Ceremony | U.S. Embassy in Romania
Relatives provide emotional and financial support to one another and generally spend much of their free time socialising together. Food plays a large role in this with families passing down cooking traditions as well as sharing home-cooked meals together. People are often very proud of their strong family networks; immediate family ties are generally very close. However, Romanians have also become more individualistic in the last 25 years, meaning some people are becoming less willing to sacrifice their personal development and growth in favour of maintaining the family unit. The formation and structure of Romanian families have been impacted by economic and social processes. Families have become smaller and extended family ties less extensive. The nuclear family structure is the most common household configuration.
The Changing Status of Women as Others in the Romanian Constitution
Annually, U. However, Romania has so many extraordinary women of courage that Embassy Bucharest holds its own annual ceremony to recognize them. These women are strong, inspiring leaders who demonstrate unwavering commitment to their communities.
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