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gender inequity

Women have experienced health inequities in BC for decades, and the COVID-19 pandemic is making these worse. Recent data suggest women’s mental health is suffering and they do not have access to the support they need.

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Women’s health, safety, and financial security have suffered, with potential long-term consequences.

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Women &
Covid-19

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$2.6 Billion

If we improve the system for women, we could save over $2 billion each year in lost work hours.
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WOMEN ARE IMPACTED IN EVERY FACET OF THEIR LIVES

THE PANDEMIC HAS EXACERBATED EXISTING INEQUITIES

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“I am definitely experiencing depression. I am normally a very upbeat person but the loss of my job, and not being able to see my circle of friends and colleagues is really starting to affect me adversely.”

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This impacts women's health

The mental health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic are staggering; secondary impacts of public health countermeasures like isolation, job loss, increased caregiving responsibility, and work in essential industries. Women are shouldering many of these burdens, and their mental health is suffering.

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This Impacts everyone

Healthy women are critical to our collective future. They are central to our families, communities, and essential services. And, improving the healthcare system to enable women to stay healthy has the potential to save the BC economy up to $2.6 billion annually.

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only 8% of health research funding goes to womens health
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“I don't know why, but in this day and age, even with women working full time hours THE SAME AS MEN, the brunt of the house work and the child care still seems to fall on our shoulders. It's exhausting.”

THIS IS  SYSTEMIC

Gender inequity in healthcare is systemic—and it’s not new. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this issue, underscoring that for far too long, women have been unheard, unseen and misunderstood.

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“We both lost our jobs and don't have extended health. Unfortunately, I have to choose between food/shelter and fixing a cavity.”

WE CAN ALL EFFECT CHANGE

By sharing your personal story to raise awareness, amplifying the work of engaged individuals and organizations on social media, or donating to initiatives that improve women’s health, you can help to change the way forward for women.

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