Poverty

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Some Progress

The pandemic has exacerbated inequities and pushed more women into poverty. The government was quick to set up critical emergency measures to mitigate the economic fallout of the pandemic and provide much needed social protection to households and businesses, mobilizing an astounding $382.4 billion in fiscal measures.

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Almost six in 10 women (58%) earning $14 per hour or less were laid off during the pandemic.

— Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, 2020

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