Women work the Covid frontline but lack a voice, poll shows

  • Family
  • Friday, 29 Jan 2021

Though women account for 70% of frontline workers, be it teaching or healthcare, the world's response to the new coronavirus has largely failed to include women, the report said. Fileic: AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

Seven in 10 workers on the frontline of the pandemic are female yet women are left out of many Covid-19 response and recovery plans, according to a global survey published this week.

The survey, by New York-based women's rights advocacy group Women Deliver and Paris-based research organisation Focus 2030, gathered the views of 17,000 men and women in 17 countries.

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