OECD: Office of the Secretary General
Women at the Core of the Fight Against COVID-19 Crisis
Women make up the majority of COVID-19 caregivers, working without pay at a time of economic vulnerability.
The COVID-19 pandemic renders women – who make up the majority of caregivers – uniquely vulnerable. They perform more unpaid labor in the home than usual, including teaching their children, while struggling economically. During stressful times, women face increased exposure to violence, exploitation, harassment and abuse. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recommends a holistic policy response that includes support for parents who are juggling work and child care, protecting women from violence, and replacing lost income, including for the self-employed.
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