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The Unequal Effect of Covid-19 On Women

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 21, 2020 11:51:11 AM


A United Nations policy brief just published outlines the unique vulnerability of women across the globe to this COVID-19 pandemic.

UN Policy Brief – Summary of Findings

  • The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic.
  • Compounded economic impacts are felt especially by women and girls who are generally earning less, saving less, and holding insecure jobs or living close to poverty.
  • Unpaid care work has increased, with children out-of-school, heightened care needs of older persons, and overwhelmed health services.
  • As the COVID-19 pandemic deepens economic and social stress coupled with restricted movement and social isolation measures, gender-based violence is increasing exponentially.
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Topics: Covid-19, United Nations, women

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