The Shadow Pandemic: COVID-19's Impact on Women
The economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been severe across the globe, but across the Americas and in other regions, women have suffered disproportionately. The pandemic's effects range from a decline in women's labor force participation, reversing the gains of previous decades, to a surge in gender-based violence during lockdowns. In this episode of Americas 360, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Alicia Bárcena joins us to discuss the unique challenges and inequalities faced by women in the region.
This episode of Americas 360 was produced and edited by Oscar Cruz, Jacqueline Orr and Olivia Soledad, with the assistance of James Chabin and Taylor Blaisdell.
Cynthia J. Arnson
Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group
Andrew I. Rudman
Latin American Program
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