TO MARK International Women's Day, we asked readers how the pandemic has impacted you – and the results make for sobering reading. It's been a year like no other. While the pandemic has been tough for everyone, multiple studies suggest that women have been disproportionately impacted by it, both at home and at work. Globally, women are 1.8 times more likely to have lost their jobs in the last year, while the Women And Equalities Committee has warned that the government risks turning back the clock on gender equality unless it takes proactive steps to support women through the pandemic. So this International Women's Day , a year since coronavirus swept the country , we spoke to almost 3,000 readers to find out how the toughest year on record has really impacted them. The results make clear that the pandemic has hit women's mental and physical health hard. One In Ten readers lost their job during the pandemic Nearly half have felt more anxious and stressed in the last year, and six in 10 have gained weight. Unsurprisingly, we also discovered that home and family lives have suffered, with more than half of those with children finding homeschooling tough …. Read full this story
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