Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Women: Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women
Author: Marilyn Gladu
Topic: Health, Housing and homelessness, Lived experience, Poverty issues
Publisher: House of Commons
Location: Canada
Format: Report
Content Type: Miscellaneous
Publication Date: March 25, 2021

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound and far-reaching. Beyond endangering the health of Canadians, the pandemic has worsened inequalities among groups of people. Women, girls and gender-diverse people have faced unique challenges during the pandemic.

The Committee recommends that the Government of Canada take various actions to assist women, girls and gender-diverse people during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Many recommendations relate to improving women’s health and labour force participation. Some recommendations focus specifically on women’s paid and unpaid care work. The Committee also recommends interventions to help reduce trafficking and violence against women.

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