Citizens Centre for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR) has joined the world to celebrate the world population day, while calling on stakeholders to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights
CCIDESOR noted that women disproportionately work in insecure labour markets and are harder hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Nearly 60 percent of women worldwide work in the informal economy, at greater risk of falling into poverty. Women’s unpaid care work has increased as a result of school closures and the increased needs of older people.
The pandemic is hitting marginalized communities particularly hard, deepening inequalities and threatening to set us back in our efforts to leave no one behind. Our response to COVID-19 in every country is critical and will determine how fast the world recovers and whether we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals or not.