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Press release: Emerging and innovative private sector responses to the pandemic that support gender equality – a UN Women and IFC Report

Friday, December 11, 2020

"A new report by UN Women and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) highlights how companies are responding to the pandemic with practices that support gender equality. The emerging practices that are shared in the report aim to curb inequalities women are facing as the pandemic radically transforms the world of work.

The pandemic threatens to push 47 million women and girls below the poverty line, the new report Titled Bridging the Gap: Emerging and Innovative Private Sector Responses to Support Gender Equality During COVID-19 highlights how companies are supporting women in the workplace, marketplace and community during this critical time.

The report features emerging and innovative private sector practices across six main areas of action impacting women’s economic empowerment: well-being and mental health, flexibility and family-friendly policies, equal access and use of digital technologies and platforms, equal access to financial and non-financial services, strengthening inclusive supply chains and support for women-led businesses, and preventing and mitigating gender-based violence."

Read the full article here.