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03 August 2020 – The impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women simply by virtue of their gender. Women’s economic empowerment has been hard-hit because women represent 90% of workers in highly-affected sectors such as care and apparel. To help businesses respond to the crisis, MBC, UN Women, WeEmpowerAsia and the European Union organized a three-part online series, “Gender Responsive COVID 19 Recovery Plans for Businesses”.

The invitation reads: “… We again are called as one community of the faith who must also do our solemn duty to unite in prayer as we face the pandemic that has caused sufferings and uncertainties; for our public servants to be on the side of justice; and for the conversion and a change of heart in all of us.”I am a Catholic, a Filipino, and a business executive.

14 July 2020 – Almost all work has been altered by COVID-19. Women’s economic empowerment has been hard-hit because womenrepresent 90% of workers in highly-affected sectors such as care and apparel. To help Businesses overcome this, MBC, UN Women, WeEmpowerAsia and the European Union organized an online series, “Gender Responsive COVID 19 Recovery Plans for Businesses”.