Transitional Justice Club

Shecession Awareness Campaign:

Unlike any other modern recession, the downturn triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has created larger employment losses for women than for men; Women’s unemployment has risen 2.9% more than men’s unemployment in Canada. During the height of the first wave, 20 000 women left the workforce, while about 68 000 men have joined. Industries that employ women are more vulnerable to lockdown measures; The increasing job losses for women not only matters for gender equality, but will also result in a deeper and more persistent recession and difficult recovery.