Mar 04, 2022
#empowHER 2022 Podcast Series Episode Four: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Gender Equity
In our final episode of the #empowHER 2022 Podcast series, we are joined by Sally Sally Yacoub, Gender Advisor for FINCA Canada and Drew Boshell, Executive Director of FINCA Canada.
They discuss the impact of COVID-19 on women in the Global South, the suspected longer-term effects the pandemic will have on gender inequalities and what FINCA Canada has put in place to help mitigate the risks COVID-19 holds. We also learn about the gender assessment report Sally produced for FINCA DRC.
COVID-19 increased the gender inequalities which continue to exist in the Global South. Women’s jobs are 1.8 times more vulnerable than those of men. This is causing financial instability for women, many facing extreme poverty.