The corona crisis threatens to further increase inequality between men and women in the world. Women are often victims of economic setbacks.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns against this. If governments take the right measures, they can prevent women from being put behind unnecessarily.
According to IMF experts, women are more likely than men to work in social sectors, such as tourism, retail or hospitality.
It is precisely these sectors that are hit hardest by all lockdowns and corona measures and the chance of job or income loss is greater for this work.
Women are also more active in the informal economy of developing countries. This means that they are often paid in black and can easily be put on the street.
The IMF notes that women are also more concerned than men with household chores and childcare.
If the schools of children are closed because of the virus outbreak, this makes it difficult for women to have paid work in addition to caring for the children.