Gender Inequality

This is the UN’s plan for a gender-equal recovery

women, like this woman here, bear the brunt of global crises such as COVID-19 and climate change

Closing the gender gap is an essential part of creating an equal recovery. Image: UNSPLASH/Gyan Shahane

Douglas Broom
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
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COVID-19 has caused a care crisis. Image: UN Women

this diagram shows the lesson from COVID-19 that major systemic crises are gendered and the environment is next
The poorest women in low income countries are those most harshly affected by the climate crisis. Image: UN Women


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