A demonstrator draws a cross on the mask of another protester as they attend a rally for International Women’s Day in Basra, Iraq, on March 8, 2021. Photo: AFP
A demonstrator draws a cross on the mask of another protester as they attend a rally for International Women’s Day in Basra, Iraq, on March 8, 2021. Photo: AFP
Akanksha Khullar
Opinion

Opinion

Akanksha Khullar

How the coronavirus pandemic set back the global push for gender equality in 2021

  • Covid-19 continued to negatively impact virtually every aspect of women’s lives last year, from employment to health
  • Rather than shrinking, the global gender gap has widened, and it could now take more than 135 years for it to close

A demonstrator draws a cross on the mask of another protester as they attend a rally for International Women’s Day in Basra, Iraq, on March 8, 2021. Photo: AFP
A demonstrator draws a cross on the mask of another protester as they attend a rally for International Women’s Day in Basra, Iraq, on March 8, 2021. Photo: AFP
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