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Various aspects of women in poverty following the COVID impact - Hearing - 15.06.2021

15-06-2021 - 17:23
Various aspects of women in poverty
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On Tuesday 15 June 2021 between 09.00-10.00 the FEMM Committee organised a public hearing entitled “Various aspects of women in poverty following the COVID impact”.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic crisis have impacted women differently than men in the EU. The effects of the COVID-19 crisis are putting in jeopardy the progress achieved in the past decades in terms on the reduction of gender inequalities. The objective of this hearing was to analyse the main elements and causes of women's poverty in Europe and in third countries. The event also discussed which are the main drivers of poverty, what the socio-economic situation of women in Europe is and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted it.

The outcome of the hearing fed into the incoming FEMM own-initiative report on 'Women's poverty in Europe'.