UN Women calls women leaders for gender-sensitive Covid-19 response

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UN Women calls women leaders for gender-sensitive Covid-19 response

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"Women in Turkey do five times as much domestic and care work than men. The Covid-19 crisis will likely deepen inequalities," says a guide by UN Women.

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women's (UN Women) Turkey office has prepared a guide for women politicians to support them in the planning and implementation of a gender-sensitive response to the new coronavirus pandemic.

It calls women leaders, namely MPs, mayors and municipal councilors, to support equal sharing of domestic and care work between men and women. While women in Turkey do five times as much domestic and care work than men. The Covid-19 crisis will likely deepen inequalities, says the guide.

Click here to read the full article published by Bianet on 15 May 2020.

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