More Women have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic than men.
That’s the sentiment expressed by Women’s Rights Activist, Nadeen Spence.
Ms Spence was responding to statements by PAHO Director, Dr Carissa Etienne.
Dr. Etienne recently addressed the impact the pandemic has been having on women across the region.
She said the burden of care, since the spread of the virus, has fallen significantly on women.
PAHO Director, Dr Carissa Etienne.
Speaking with Nationwide News, Ms Spence says women are often the caregivers of society.
Ms Spence also pointed out that women in the education, healthcare and domestic work sectors are the most affected by the pandemic.
This is a result of several complications initiated by the spread of the virus, including decrease in face to face classes, increase in COVID cases and job losses due to fear of transmission.
Ms Spence also says childcare has severely impacted women in society, especially those in the workforce who have minors.
She says not only adult women but those of the younger generation are also impacted.
Women’s Rights Activist, Nadeen Spence.