“Inequality kills”: New Oxfam International report shows how inequality is caused by economic violence and wealth hoarding
Understanding the link between wealth, inequality, and public policy is crucial to devising new solutions that will allow the world to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women make up the majority of social impact workers — 80 percent of non-profit workers alone. The sector stands to lose, or stunt the career trajectories, of the majority of its workforce if it doesn’t advocate for more accessible childcare and change its work culture to be more flexible.
Studies have shown that COVID-19 could set back progress on domestic and global gender equity by decades. From an increase in gendered violence to rising unemployment rates among women, it’s more important now than ever to fight against gender inequity.
International Women's Day marks an unprecedented crisis in gender equality – investing in social impact work can help
As women have disproportionately cared for COVID’s sick, watched over our kids as schools closed, showed up as essential workers, and kept our economies and countries moving, the social and economic gains on gender equality we have worked for decades to achieve are vanishing before our eyes.
The federal government is giving $100 million to women’s organizations. Will it end the ‘shecession’?
Experts say COVID-19 has set back progress on Canadian gender equity, from workforce participation to gendered violence and more. Meanwhile, the organizations meant to support women and change sexist systems are struggling themselves. A $100 million project-based fund is helpful, but is it enough?
Women are leading pandemic relief and recovery as non-profit workers, but their childcare duties are holding them back
Women make up between 75 and 85 percent of the non-profit workers at the forefront of pandemic relief and recovery. They also take on a disproportionate share of childcare duties, both pre-pandemic and while schools and daycares are closed. Lifting some of this burden could be critical to the pandemic recovery.
COVID-19 is not impacting all Canadians equally — the most marginalized communities are bearing the brunt of it, both economically and in their vulnerability to the virus itself. These are patterns our government should not ignore, because they illuminate deep inequities in our society that need to be addressed with policy change.
Women make up 60 percent of Canadians living in poverty and are overrepresented in industries of precarious work. As COVID-19 and social distancing continue to disrupt our economy, women will see the most devastating effects.