A woman wearing a face mask sits with a child between railway tracks in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 12, during the imposition of large-scale social restrictions by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters A woman wearing a face mask sits with a child between railway tracks in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 12, during the imposition of large-scale social restrictions by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
A woman wearing a face mask sits with a child between railway tracks in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 12, during the imposition of large-scale social restrictions by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
Radu Magdin
Opinion

Opinion

Radu Magdin

In the war on the coronavirus, we must ensure that women do not become collateral damage

  • While women comprise 70 per cent of the global health care workforce, men dominate senior positions
  • With the crisis disproportionately affecting women, the inclusion of women at the policymaking level is the need of the hour

A woman wearing a face mask sits with a child between railway tracks in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 12, during the imposition of large-scale social restrictions by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters A woman wearing a face mask sits with a child between railway tracks in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 12, during the imposition of large-scale social restrictions by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
A woman wearing a face mask sits with a child between railway tracks in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 12, during the imposition of large-scale social restrictions by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
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Radu Magdin

Radu Magdin

Radu Magdin is an international analyst, consultant and trainer. He worked as a honorary adviser to the Romanian prime minister (2014-2015) and advised the Moldovan PM (2016-2017) on a range of strategic issues, from political strategy and communications to reforms implementation and external affairs. Radu, who spent five years in Brussels (2007-2012) with the European Parliament, EurActiv and Google, is a Nato Emerging Leader with the Atlantic Council of the US (2014), a Forbes Romania Trendsetter (2014) and a Warsaw Security Summit Leader (2015).