Fewer women were employed in 2021 than in 2020 due to Covid : Oxfam report

Updated: Nov 25 2022 4:40PM

New Delhi, Nov 25 (PTI) Fewer women were employed in 2021 than in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic and governments worldwide are putting women in danger of unprecedented poverty and overwork to tame inflation and help their economies recover, a new report has claimed.

The new Oxfam report -- 'The Assault of Austerity' -- stated that the road to post-pandemic recovery is being built upon the lives, sweated labour and security of women and girls, it said.

The report said many governments planned cuts to public services like water which meant that women and girls around the world would continue to spend at least 200 million hours.