Women bore brunt of social and economic impacts of Covid – Red Cross

Posted by on November 22, 2021 9:07 am
Categories: Global Stories

In 82% of countries surveyed, women were disproportionately hit, from loss of income to extra responsibility for caring, report shows

The social and economic burden of Covid-19 has fallen disproportionately on women around the world, the Red Cross has warned, in a stark analysis of the impact of the pandemic.

Women were particularly affected by loss of income and education, rises in domestic violence, child marriage and trafficking, and responsibility for caring for children and sick relatives, according to a comprehensive report published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday.

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