Pandemic’s impact on working women highlighted on International Women’s Day

There are more than 19 million women and girls in Canada, they make up half our population. Yet even in 2021 females don’t always have the same opportunities as their male counterparts, especially working women. That came into sharper focus during the pandemic and on this International Women’s Day.

“It’s been very, very difficult for women, and women have been disadvantaged,” said Clare Beckton, former deputy head of Status of Women Canada, in an interview with Global News.

“More women have lost their jobs than men, because a lot of women were in lower-paying jobs and many of them (were) in the hospitality industry or in tourism, where many of the jobs have been lost.”

Abigail Bimman looks at how COVID-19 has set some women back.

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