IPE Global | News | April 16, 2021 IST
The pandemic has a huge role in widening the gender gap. The WEF Global Gender Gap 2021 report also states the same explicitly. With schools and nurseries partially open, women are taking on most of the unpaid care work, reducing their hours or giving up paid work. They are more often than expected to care for the family and, are fit into the stereotypical roles of cooking, cleaning and parenting, etc. Many women are also on the frontline, delivering essential services, usually the lowest paid or in insecure work.