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of advancing womens rights and ending poverty.
Women’s unequal burden of care is increasingly being recognized as a key barrier to their social, political and economic empowerment, and to wider objectives like sustainable development and inclusive growth.
Conflicts and crises radically affect social, economic, cultural and political structures and create risks for women, girls and gender-diverse people, exacerbating existing inequalities. However, this kind of collapse can also create opportunities for change.
As drought devastates the Horn of Africa yet again, the following analysis comparing 2019 to earlier droughts paints a bleak picture and indictment on the humanitarian community. The urgency to better respond is exacerbated by people’s lack of recovery from the 2017 drought and a further deterioration predicted in coming months.
The report shows that if Canada does not ensure equal access to affordable child care, progress towards closing the economic gender gap will stall and the country’s economic growth will be stifled.