A year into the pandemic, what losses in gender equality need to be addressed?
This March marked about a year since the first COVID-19 lockdowns in Canada, and it’s been a devastating journey for so many women, girls, and gender-diverse people in Canada. We’ve seen a rise in the risk of gender-based violence, job losses that are devastating to women’s economic security, women weighed down with care responsibilities, and overloaded women-focused community programs struggling to meet the increased needs.
Here’s what the past year looked like from a gendered lens. It’s more crucial now than ever before that we make moves for gender justice.