Inequities faced by women healthcare workers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, + recommendations for action.
Over 80% of the healthcare workforce in BC are women, and many are also racialized. These workers often fill ‘forgotten’ roles like care-aides, midwives, social workers, technicians, and food services + janitorial staff. Despite being critical for our healthcare sector, they experience invisible barriers on a daily basis including racism, inadequate support, low pay, and limited access to decision making.
That’s why BC Women’s Health Foundation, in partnership with researchers, the Hospital Employees’ Union and Health Sciences Association of BC, is pleased to share highlights of recent research in our new report, “Invisible No More”.
This report peels back the compounding layers of inequities impacting healthcare workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides recommendations for action and outlines clear roles for healthcare leaders in building a more equitable and sustainable healthcare workforce.
With your support, we can continue to unmask gender inequity.