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Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has erased decades of progress towards gender equality.

From high job losses to exploding burdens of unpaid care, from disrupted schooling to an escalating crisis of domestic violence and exploitation, women’s lives have been upended and their rights eroded.

Mothers – especially single mothers – have faced acute anxiety and adversity.

The consequences will far outlast the pandemic. Continue reading