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A crisis with a woman’s face

Antonio Guterres|-As the world marks International Women’s Day in the midst of a global pandemic, one stark fact is clear: The COVID-19 crisis has a
woman’s face.The pandemic is worsening already deep inequalities facing women and girls, erasing years of progress toward gender equality.Women are more likely to work in sectors hardest hit by the pandemic. Most essential front-line workers are women — many from racially and ethnically marginalized groups and at the bottom of the economic ladder.Women are 24 percent more vulnerable to losing their jobs and suffering steeper falls in income. The gender pay gap, already high, has widened, including in the health sector.
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