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Our recovery from the coronavirus crisis must have gender empowerment at its heart

Women make up 75% of workers in the textile industry, which is characterized by low wages, long working hours and significant gender pay gaps. Image: REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Cecilia Ugaz Estrada
pecial Advisor in the Office of the Managing Director, Directorate of Corporate Management and Operations , UNIDO
Müge Dolun
Gender Coordinator ad interim at the Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Office, UNIDO
Carmen Schuber
Gender Expert at the Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Office, UNIDO
Nicolas Schmidt
Gender Associate at the Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Office, UNIDO
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Many women work in the textile industry. Image: Idealistock via iStock Photo
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Female informal workers in sectors most affected by the crisis. Image: ILO (2020a)
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Women MSME Finance Gap by region. Image: IFC (2017)
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Global value chains have been upended by the pandemic. Image: Nopphon Pattanasri via iStock Photo
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