Women, work and COVID-19: call for evidence

Women and Work APPG, call for evidence, women in the workplace, impact of COVID-19Open call for evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women in the workplace.

The Women and Work All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has launched an open call for evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women in the workplace. The deadline is 6 July 2020.

The APPG welcomes submissions from any interested stakeholder on the impact of lockdown and recovery efforts on women’s work.

This evidence will be used to inform recommendations the APPG makes to the government; it therefore would like to receive concise responses that focus on policy recommendations, as well as key facts and figures.

The key themes it seeks evidence on are:

The impact of COVID-19 on the labour market and how this affects women;

The support the government has put in place and whether this may have a gendered impact;

How different sectors have been re-opened (and how they might be opened in the future) and the impact that has on women;

The burden of childcare/housework responsibilities and the potential impact on women’s careers (including on their wellbeing);

What the government can do to ensure women are not financially disadvantaged during lockdown and recovery;

How COVID-19 has changed the way we work and how we can embed flexible working moving forward.

Please limit your submission to one side of A4 and send with the subject line: ‘Women and Work APPG – COVID-19 Call for evidence’, to womenandworkappg@connectpa.co.uk.

For more information about the Women and Work APPG, click here.

Women, work and COVID-19: call for evidence