Three ways to contain COVID-19’s impact on informal women workers

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Silke Staab


In the COVID-19 crisis, women workers in vulnerable employment have been the first to lose their incomes and will be among the last to recover, write Rachel Moussié and Silke Staab in this UN Women blog.

They offer a snapshot of how the health and economic crisis is impacting women workers, the majority of whom work in informal employment. And they detail three priorities that policymakers should focus on: extending access to social protection; ensuring the rights and safety of essential informal workers; and supporting informal workers’ organizations.   

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