Why women will feel the societal impacts of coronavirus more intensely

A gendered analysis of COVID-19

Why It Matters

COVID-19 will have important and lasting effects on society — that means women will feel the worst of it, economically and socially, from additional caregiving work to increased domestic violence.

The pandemic coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has dominated the news. Many of us are contemplating what we can do to reduce risks and prevent transmission, given recent estimates that 30 to 70 percent of people in Canada could become infected.

But have we considered the gendered impacts of coronavirus in Canada?

Any emergency or disaster is experienced differently by different genders, and it’s not just a matter of biology, infection rates, and severity of illness. The gendered experience of coronavirus is grounded in gender inequalities that impact all of us

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