Category: COVID-19 Pandemic
In the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to feel that closing the gender pay gap is not so pressing. But it’s more important than ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying economic barriers women already face throughout Canada, and research suggests that pandemics can take a higher toll on women’s incomes than men’s. Although federal and provincial aid and relief announcements are encouraging, many women are still at risk of falling through the cracks.
The pandemic coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has dominated the news. Many of us are contemplating what we can do to reduce risks and prevent transmission. But have we considered the gendered impacts of coronavirus in Canada?
If you live in a rural or remote area of Canada, dealing with sexual assault and intimate partner violence comes with specific challenges. First of all, women and girls in these communities may face additional obstacles to accessing help: social isolation, longer travel times to services, transportation difficulties, areas where most people know each other.