COVID-19’s impact on the lives of women and girls has rolled back progress on gender equality by a generation—36 years. At the same time, the pandemic and has accelerated the “fourth industrial revolution,” with social distancing and COVID restrictions moving industries towards automation and data-mined solutions.
Sexism is harming women, and it’s crushing the economy. It makes work unpredictable, leads to high turnover, and reduces productivity. Women who already face discrimination, women of color, and disabled women have felt the biggest impacts.
This does not have to happen. We have the power to change this future if we act now.