Progress on gender equality at risk from Covid-19 jobs crisis, says ILO

UN body says pandemic a bigger blow to employment than it previously feared

Modest progress in workplace gender equality risks being reversed by the disproportionate impact of the deepening global jobs crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organisation has said.

The Geneva-based ILO said its latest update showed restrictions on activity during the second quarter had led to an even bigger blow to employment than it previously feared, and that women had been hit harder than men.

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