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Impact of COVID-19 on Women in Hawaii and Asia-Pacific   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "Women's voices are missing from Hawaii's Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] economic response and recovery plan while the pandemic exacerbates existing inequalities that hinder female empowerment. The coronavirus crisis is negatively affecting women's economic participation and empowerment, has led to greater rates of gender-based violence, and has disrupted access to sexual and reproductive health. This article reviews the current literature for Hawaii, the United States and Asia and the Pacific to examine the ways that Covid-19 is disproportionately affecting women. It is divided into three sections: economy, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health. It concludes with policy recommendations for the State of Hawaii and governments in Asia and the Pacific considering deepening structural inequalities."

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