By Staff Writer
When the UN General Assembly established International Equal Pay Day in 2019, they couldn’t have foretold the looming outbreak of Covid-19 a few months later, let alone the devastating impact it would have on the economic standing of women globally. Indeed, the status of women was deeply troubling even before the pandemic, with South African women shouldering household responsibilities as well as unemployment. This has been exacerbated in instances where the bread winner has passed away from Covid and women have been left to care for the financial needs of the household.
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