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Low wages and a persistent wage gap contributed to thousands of women leaving the workforce, according to a new study from SFU.
Nearly 350,000 Canadian women who lost their jobs during the pandemic hadn’t returned to work as of February 2021, highlighting existing gender inequalities and pushing women’s employment to a two decade low.
A tsunami of health issues is coming if the government doesn’t address the long-term effects of coronavirus
The toxic debate of health versus economy is reductive, an onslaught of illnesses is certain without any investment or planning for the future, says Clare Wenham
Pandemic could trigger a ‘baby boom’ as millions of women lose access to contraception and abortion
Close to two million women and girls have lost access to contraceptives and abortion services during the coronavirus pandemic, with experts predicting the disruption could trigger a “baby boom” in parts of the globe.
Does lockdown mean the return of the ‘Trad Wife’?
“From now on”, I declared to the hubby at the end of February, “we’re going 50:50. At home; with the kids; with EVERYTHING that isn’t our own ‘work’. Sound good?”….
The one place planning a ‘feminist economic recovery’ from Covid-19
Last month, a small collection of islands in Hawaii made history. In a vote at its local government office on a Friday afternoon, Maui County became the first place in the world to explicitly commit to involving and prioritising women and gender equality in its Covid-19 recovery plan.