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Covid-19: Women, girls bear unequal share of pandemic burden, U.N. warns.

Homeschooling or work "shouldn't be a choice any woman, or any family, should ever have to make," the U.N.'s Amina Mohammed said. or work "shouldn't be a choice any woman, or any family, should ever have to make," the U.N.'s Amina Mohammed said.




As the coronavirus pandemic lurches toward its first year mark, one trend has become clear: the disproportionate burden it places on women and girls. Along with the widespread suffering and hardship caused by the virus, Covid-19 risks setting women’s rights back by decades, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed told NBC News in an exclusive interview.


From child marriage to domestic abuse to online harassment, Mohammed said Friday, violence against women increased during the lockdowns as many victims were trapped at home with their abusers.


View the full article here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/covid-19-women-girls-bear-unequal-share-pandemic-burden-u-n1240681

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