COVID-19 Crisis Update and UN Women response in Morocco
The brief highlights the significant role women play in the response to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as health care professionals, home-based caregivers, and through their role as social facilitators and coordinators within communities. The response to the COVID-19 crisis highlights event more their essential contribution at all levels. This increased burden of care increases their vulnerability to risk of contamination or infection. In Morocco, women account for 57% of medical staff, 66% of paramedical staff and 64% of social sector civil servants. Furthermore, when health systems are overloaded, the burden of home-based care is greater and falls largely on women, who spend time on domestic work on average seven times more than men.