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Covid-19 has been a war on women


by Dearbhail McDonald
30.06.21

From health care to personal care, restaurants and retail, to lower paid and lower status jobs exposing them to high risks – women have borne the brunt of the largest global recession since the 1930s.

Shouldering the burdens of care in the healthcare system as well as the home, women have been largely absent from the leadership and the decision-making bodies affecting all of our lives. For too many, there was also the shadow pandemic of child abuse and domestic violence to contend with.  As we emerge from this crisis, Dearbhail McDonald looks at what we have learnt from one of the deadliest global pandemics in modern history.  Has Covid-19 unleashed the most...

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