How to Make COVID-19 Recoveries Gender Inclusive

Women ride past a coronavirus-themed mural reading “Come on together fight the coronavirus,” in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sep. 10, 2020 (AP photo by Tatan Syuflana).
Women ride past a coronavirus-themed mural reading “Come on together fight the coronavirus,” in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sep. 10, 2020 (AP photo by Tatan Syuflana).

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, studies have found that women and girls in lower- and middle-income countries are being hit hardest by the crisis. According to Megan O’Donnell, a senior analyst at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., appropriate policy responses to COVID-19 can help not just to address this disparity, but also to close the gender gap that existed in many societies prior to the pandemic. She joined WPR’s Elliot Waldman on the Trend Lines podcast this week to discuss her work leading a new initiative to study the gendered impacts of COVID-19. Listen to […]

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