Unmasking the Covid-19 burden on women

Many women have been distraught by the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving them without a source of income. File | Photo

What you need to know:

  • For countless women across the globe, apart from losing income due to Covid-19,  the unpaid care and domestic work burden exploded.
  • Coincidentally, 2020 marked the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action.
  • A report by the UN shows that the pandemic will push 96 million people into extreme poverty by 2021.

For a single mother in Garissa, Covid-19 paused her small business that puts food on the table. For the domestic worker in Nakuru, the pandemic meant no job and no food for her children. For countless women across the globe, apart from losing income, the unpaid care and domestic work burden exploded.

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