ILO and UN Women

ILO and UN Women

This blog was written by Ginette Azcona, Antra Bhatt, Umberto Cattaneo, Guillem Fortuny, Roger Gomis, Steven Kapsos and Papa Seck. It is also available on the UN women website at The data and analysis presented are the result of an on-going collaboration between the ILO and UN Women to improve gender-related labour market statistics.

Fallout of COVID-19: Working moms are being squeezed out of the labour force

A workable balance is what parents are desperately trying to find in these uncertain times. Even in “normal” times, the balance between work and family has not been an easy one to achieve. The challenge is not new, especially for women. But the pandemic is shining a stadium size light to the problem, can it also shine light on the solution?


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