Gender-based inequities are crucial and pervasive. The UN Population Fund warns that the COVID-19 crisis may have hard-hitting, immense effects on women's health.
Access to women's health services including reproductive health centers and gender-based violence centers has been highly restricted within the current crisis. Such services are crucial resources and networks of social support for many women worldwide, including particularly at-risk groups such as pregnant women and sufferers of domestic violence.
Moreover, women across the world are more likely to suffer from financial insecurity and vulnerable employment. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this means that globally, the enormous economic impacts may end up burdening women more than men.
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