Q&A: UN Women deputy director on the cost of not prioritizing women during COVID-19

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Many of the pandemic's secondary impacts, from loss of livelihood to school shutdowns, have disproportionately hit women. But few government stimulus packages address the specific needs of women and girls, according to UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia. She explains why.

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  • Amy Lieberman

    Amy Lieberman is the U.N. Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.