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Closing the Covid-19 Gender Gap Women disproportionately face both economic and health risks as a result of Covid-19.

By Debby Carreau

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Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on the lives of billions across the globe, yet it appears the effects are particularly hard-hitting for women. Let's take a look at how and why this crisis has seemingly targeted women over men and identify some ways businesses can help.

1. Women carry the majority of childcare responsibilities

In many families, the majority of childcare responsibility falls onto mothers. This makes it extremely hard for many women to return to work or manage their work responsibilities effectively from home. Even as workplaces begin to reopen, the struggle continues as mothers rely on daycares with limited space and increased prices, summer camps only running at limited capacity, and schools that remain closed.