City for Women (Gender)

City for Women (Gender)

Towards sustainable, inclusive and gender-equitable development in the post-Covid era.

Challenges and Take-aways

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing gender inequalities. This is evident in all areas: In public health, economy, and social life. Curfews led to increased domestic violence and disrupted access to support services, including women's shelters. Access to sexual and reproductive health care was also hampered by the pandemic. Closed schools and curfews widened the gender gap in unpaid care work and prevented women from participating in the labour market. This has not only short- but also long-term effects on women's professional opportunities.

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