COVID-19 has widened the gender poverty gap, says the UN

Women wearing face masks wait outside their home for city employees during a day of food aid deliveries, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bogota, Colombia April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez - RC2E9G9KHY8L

COVID-19 is expected to bring the total number of women and girls in poverty to 435 million. Image: Reuters/Luisa Gonzalez - RC2E9G9KHY8L

Anastasia Moloney
Latin America and Caribbean Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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