Bridging the Gap: Emerging Private Sector Response and Recovery Measures for Gender Equality amid COVID-19.

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The report “aims to inform companies around the world on emerging practices and initiatives for supporting women employees, entrepreneurs and those in value chains amid the pandemic.” Nearly 90 companies and organisations operating in both developed and developing countries responded to a global survey; 41 of these companies are featured in the report.

The report is structured according to six areas of action or pillars impacting women’s economic empowerment: (1) promoting well-being and mental health; (2) providing flexibility and family-friendly policies; (3) enabling equal access and use of digital technologies and platforms; (4) ensuring equal access to financial and non-financial services; (5) strengthening inclusive supply chains and support for women-led businesses; and (6) addressing, preventing and mitigating gender-based violence.