To be able to care for their children and run the household some women stop working. Some work on reduced hours or on a part-time basis. Women find it difficult or are unable to advance in their career or continue their education. Women may lose out on career opportunities due to family responsibilities with many women never reaching their full potential. Inequality in the relationship, domestic abuse, or having to provide for their children alone leads women to fall into poverty in greater numbers.
Due to Covid-19 many women have been laid off and were unable to work since their children were out of school or had no childcare for many months. Others were also unable to go to work for health reasons. International studies show that when there are global socio-economic changes many times women will be the ones taking the lead in helping their families to adjust to the new challenges and realities faced, often at great personal expense. We are envisaging this will also happen after the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, making it even more important to continue to support and empower women.