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COVID-19 disproportionately affects women

COVID-19 disproportionately affects women

GABRIELA BACZYNSKA WOMEN in European Union countries have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic because they make up the vast majority of workers in health and other frontline jobs, according to an EU report. The pandemic has also brought a rise in domestic violence against women, the EU's annual report on gender equality said. "The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women's lives," it read. "There is already ample evidence that the hard-won achievements of past years have been 'rolled back'...progress on women's rights is hard won but easily lost." Health risks to women had increased as had their workload…
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