Anti-Covid-19 measures: Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo says women are more exposed

Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo (ALDE, Monaco), the General Rapporteur on Violence against Women of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, reminds that women are generally more exposed to contagion and face greater risk of domestic violence during confinement measures.
“Evidence and research – including, for example, on the impact of previous outbreaks such as Ebola or Zika – show that women are more exposed to the risk of contagion due to traditional gender roles, social norms and segregation in the labour market, as illustrated by the fact that the vast majority of healthcare workers are women. They are also the principal care providers for children and the elderly.”
“I am particularly concerned that compulsory home confinement and other social distancing measures enforced in several European countries may exacerbate and increase the risk of gender-based violence.” PACE news


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