COVID-19 may leave an additional 130 million people hungry by the end of the year, according to the United Nations. And a recent report by CARE shows how women and girls are bearing the brunt of that burden.
The report, “Left Out and Left Behind: Ignoring Women Will Prevent Us from Solving the Hunger Crisis,” explains that women and girls are eating less, earning less, and struggling to find food for their families. Despite this, they’ve been overlooked in most international COVID-19 relief plans. Of the 73 documents CARE reviewed, just 7 percent proposed concrete actions to address gender inequality.