This is how COVID-19 is worsening the gender gap, according to the IMF

Mya Lay (R), 25, and her colleagues, who used to work at a marble mine but lost their jobs, pick leftover peanuts at a farm where they now work in Sagyin, Mandalay, Myanmar, February 15, 2019. "I was born in this village and for generations this is what we have done: the men work on marble carving and the women work in the marble mines or polish the marble statues," said Lay. REUTERS/Ann Wang     SEARCH "SAGYIN MARBLE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RC20LH9Q2I4O

Women are more likely than men to be employed in the informal sector, leaving them with little protection. Image: REUTERS/Ann Wang

Marina M. Tavares
Economist, International Monetary Fund
Cheng Hoon Lim
Assistant Director , Western Hemisphere Department of the IMF
Stefania Fabrizio
Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund
Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
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