The women have borne the brunt of COVID-19’s devastating economic impact, as the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities in the labour market, such as unpaid care and domestic work.
A recent UK Parliament Committee report reiterated this, noting that job protection schemes appear to have given little consideration to labour inequalities, and that investment is being focused on male-dominated sectors.
At this event we discussed how equality can be placed at the heart of our economic recovery – through investment in a care economy; improved gender mainstreaming; and breaking down barriers to certain professions.
Part of Holyrood’s Scotland Recovery Series
This event is part of Holyrood’s Scotland Recovery Series. Spanning a range of subjects related to Scotland’s recovery, the series engages key decision-makers and stakeholders in discussions about how Scotland can build back better. Attendees will be part of creating a more inclusive, just and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.