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ECLAC wants countries to make ‘concrete budgetary allotments’ to protect women’s jobs

The Head of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is calling for the urgent implementation of active fiscal policies with a gender approach, as a specific part of the wider menu of measures to mitigate the disproportionate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women.
 “Concrete budgetary allotments are needed to protect women’s employment, both in the formal and informal sectors; to promote their full participation in production and in the benefits of the digital revolution and to close the gap in access to financing by providing credits and insurance,” ECLAC Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, is quoted as saying in statement issued late last week by the body.

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