Covid-19 brings new challenges for women workers
Main image
Women workers

Covid-19 has directly and disproportionately jeopardised women’s social and economic opportunity, despite governments’ initiatives to buffer the pandemic’s effects, a new report says.

The World Bank’s “Women, Business and the Law 2021” report measures the laws and regulations that affect women’s economic opportunities in 190 countries. On average, women have just three-quarters of the legal rights afforded to men worldwide, the report finds.