An interesting insight “What the COVID-19 pandemic tells us about gender equality”, from Ann Linde, Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Arancha González Laya, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, in collaboration with Project Syndicate, was published at the World Economic Forum
The authors argue that there are three areas where women and girls are particularly at risk and in need of stronger protections in the current crisis.
First, experience shows that domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence increases during crises and disasters.
Second, the majority of those on the front lines of the pandemic are women, because women make up 70% of all health and social-services staff globally.
Finally, women are particularly vulnerable economically. Globally, women’s personal finances are weaker than men’s, and their position in the labor market is less secure.
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