Gender-responsive policies for a post-pandemic world4 min read . Updated: 02 Mar 2021, 10:27 PM IST
We need swift policy action to redress glaring inequities of gender exposed and worsened by covid-19
As the world prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, this year’s theme, ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a covid-19 world’, gives us an opportunity to look at ways to assure level-playing fields to almost half the country’s population. The 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing last year, was intended to highlight gains in gender equality and empowerment. Unfortunately, the covid pandemic has stalled achievements of the past two and half decades, and some of them are at risk of being rolled back.
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