By CAPosts 23 February, 2021 - 05:39am 91 views
Despite countries moving slowly on the path to gender equality, there are women around the world who continue to face laws and regulations that restrict their economic opportunities, the World Bank (WB) said on Tuesday. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has left new challenges in terms of health, safety and economic security for women, said the president of the organization, Davis Malpass.
© iStockphoto COVID-19 has left new challenges in terms of health, security and economic security of women. Lee
“This pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities that harm girls and women, including barriers to attending school and maintaining employment. Women also face an increase in domestic violence and health and safety problems. Women must have the same access to financing and the same rights to inheritance as men and must be at the center of our efforts towards an inclusive and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ”stated the President of the World Bank. Despite progress in many countries, there have been worrying changes in some, including restricting women's travel without permission from a male guardian. This pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities that harm girls and women, including barriers to attending school and maintaining employment, ”he added. Reforms to remove obstacles to women's economic inclusion have been slow in many regions and uneven within them, according to Women, Empresas Ley 2021. On average, it details, women have only three-quarters of the legal rights granted to men. Women were already at a disadvantage before the pandemic, and government efforts to cushion some of its effects have been limited in many countries, the report says. Listen # CuéntameDeEconomía