When Returning to Normal Doesn't Work for Half the World's Population: How to Build Back Better   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The time immediately following a crisis, whether it be a peace process, rebuilding after a natural disaster or seeing a new government come into power, creates a window of opportunity to reimagine what the next phase of life can look like. When the status quo has been upended, there is a feeling that 'normal' can be redesigned. With COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], this opportunity seems more pressing than ever before as the pandemic has highlighted the inequalities that have made the 'old normal' not work for so many, particularly women. In every country, women face gender discrimination and often times, this intersects with other forms of inequity stemming from disability, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, creating additional barriers for accessing services, education, and employment. The surging Black Lives Matter movement around the globe has thrown into stark relief just how critically important it is, especially for women, and particularly women of color, that we do not just get back to 'normal,' but that we actively build back better."

International Rescue Committee
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