Women are affected disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the increasing risk of domestic violence during lockdown periods, women are suffering the the virus' negative impact at work.

The 'Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ guidance provides a framework for businesses and governments to ensure women experience equality in times of crisis and beyond.

With support from the Government of Sweden, UNDP B+HR Asia is working with governments and businesses to ensure we rebuild diverse, inclusive and resilient workplaces, businesses, and labour markets. Let us all ensure that in a time of crisis, the weight of it does not fall mostly on women. 

 

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