WOMEN IN THE NEWS

Already behind, Wyoming women hit hard by COVID crisis: By far, most Wyomingites who work as housekeepers, bartenders, food servers, and other hospitality staff are women. In fact, women make up nearly three-quarters of the state’s minimum wage earners and tipped workforce.

How Millions of Women Became the Most Essential Workers in America: One in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential.

In The COVID Economy, Women Suffer More Job Losses Than Men: Since the start of the pandemic, women have accounted for significantly more job losses than men – 5.4 million to 4.4 million, according to a CNN analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Gender equality ‘key factor’ to pandemic recovery efforts: The leader of Norway said gender equality is “essential for a sustainable recovery” from the global coronavirus-induced economic crisis, as reports around the world indicate women bear the brunt of unpaid labor amid the pandemic.

During this global health crisis, we will be keeping you up to date on the effects COVID-19 is having on women and girls. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for the latest updates.