When we Empower Women all across the world, not only does it help a woman to have a better life but also leads to the sustainable development of the country.
How is COVID-19 affecting women?
Women around the world are most affected due to pandemic. Pandemic is not only costing many jobs but also equal opportunities for women at work. Unemployment of women is a concern amid COVID-19. Women have lost jobs more than men amid pandemic. The reasons being many:
- More number of women worked in occupations that required close personal contact.
The service sector is most affected due to the pandemic. And the service sector consists of more female employees than men.
- In many parts of the world, women are the primary caretakers of a family and, a lot of them forced to quit their jobs in the COVID-19 crisis.
- COVID-19 has increased more number of domestic violence cases against women all around the world.
- Because of the pandemic, many of the Domestic help workers are now losing their jobs.
How to Empower Women Amid COVID-19
Provide Digital Literacy
The world as we know it, has seen a drastic shift in the way things work around. In some parts of the world, the education is provided through digital platform amid pandemic. And not everyone has the facility to take education online.
We can Empower women by providing them digital literacy. A small initiative to educate girls and women through digital world will help them from dropping out of schools and colleges.
Help Women Find a Job
As many of the women have lost jobs due to pandemic, we can do our bit in helping them find new jobs. A job with equal gender pay role will help empower women.
Many women are now clueless on how to restart the career or how to provide education for their kids or themselves and etc. We can try and reach out to the women who needs help in our community by volunteering as mentor.
At the present difficult times, we not only need to stand together but also help each other in every possible way.
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”
– Michelle Obama