According to the Guardian, young women in the UK are also adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a substantial rise in the number of women aged 20-40 being admitted to hospital with serious COVID cases in the second wave of COVID in the country.
In the UK there is a higher proportion of women ‘working in hospitality, such as pubs, cafes and restaurants, in the caring sector’ and as such, they are far more likely to come into contact with a large number of people.
Clearly more needs to be done internationally to ensure that this adverse affect on women is countered, providing more protection and support during what is already a difficult time for all.
To read the article, follow this link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/22/younger-women-bearing-brunt-of-second-wave-of-covid-in-uk
Through the Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project Asfar is hoping to contribute to gender equality and the women’s empowerment agenda in Europe. This project is funded by Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available here: https://www.asfar.org.uk/erasmus-lab4ge/