Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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Blog: Why we need more sex-disaggregated social protection data and what we’re doing to get there

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit women particularly hard, exacerbating existing gender gaps. Not only are women disproportionally represented in the worst affected industries such as retail, food services and hospitality, but many were forced out of the labor market due to increased caregiving responsibilities. Beyond labor market impacts, the pandemic has also undermined progress on other dimensions of gender equality—data suggest that gender-based violence has increased, while gains towards closing gaps in human capital may be eroding.

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