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Podcast August 27, 2020

The Development Podcast: How COVID-19 is Uniquely Threatening Women and Girls

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On the latest edition of The Development Podcast, hosts Paul Blake and Raka Banerjee explore the gender dynamics at play during the COVID-19 pandemic with the World Bank’s Global Director for Gender, Caren Grown.

“It turns out actually that the pandemic is not gender neutral,” Grown tells us, explaining that women and girls face distinct risks including increased exposure to the virus on health care front lines, potentially larger impacts to their livelihoods during lockdowns, as well as heightened risk of domestic violence.

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