Women are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. Let us not forget that:
- Many women will be trapped in their homes, self-isolating with an abusive partner.
- With schools and childcare centers now closed, it will be women who are taking on most reducing of the their unpaid hours or care giving work up paid work, turning the clock back on gender equality.
- Many women delivering the are essential lowest paid or on the frontline, services, in usually insecure work. It’s women who are also more likely to care for older or disabled relatives and neighbors.
YWCA Monterey County works hard to support women as they are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. We have received such a massive increase in calls, it’s necessary to ask for donations. We operate completely on the generosity of the community so if you can help, please donate now by clicking on the donate link.