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"Women fell between the cracks" during COVID — former UN Women chief

"Women fell between the cracks" during COVID — former UN Women chief

November 13, 2021

During the pandemic, former UN Women chief  and WAPPP Leader in Practice Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says many women were "caught up in the crossfire that is not of their own making," accounting for two-thirds of jobs lost due to COVID. What's more, she adds, women forced into the informal job market to make ends meet had a hard time returning to formal jobs once lockdowns ended. And since government incentives didn't target them enough, "women fell between the cracks." 

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