Covid-19 gives us a chance to level the gender playing field

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A woman walks past street art painted by German artist Kai ‘Uzey’Wohlgemuth in Hamm, Germany, where more than 130 000 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been confirmed, with more than 3 000 deaths and 57 000 recoveries. Picture: Lars Baron / Getty Images
A woman walks past street art painted by German artist Kai ‘Uzey’Wohlgemuth in Hamm, Germany, where more than 130 000 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been confirmed, with more than 3 000 deaths and 57 000 recoveries. Picture: Lars Baron / Getty Images

The struggle for equality for women is as old as humanity itself.

Their inherently disadvantaged socioeconomic status spawns well-documented afflictions globally.

From Asia to Africa, alongside “progressive” men, women have sought to claim their voice on matters affecting their daily lives.

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