Latin America

The COVID-19 crisis disproportionately affects women – here's how Latin America is addressing it

Indigenous women sew face masks for sale during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Satere Mawe Association of Indigenous Women in Manaus, Brazil, April 24, 2020. Picture taken April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly - RC28DG9UF7Q6

Latin American leaders are tackling the economic impact of COVID-19 on women through innovative policies and initiatives. Image: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Elselot Hasselaar
Head of Mission, Work Wages and Job Creation, World Economic Forum
Andrea Saldarriaga Jiménez
Coordinator Gender Parity Accelerators, Inter-American Development Bank
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