Thursday, March 11, 2021

COVID-19 Relief for Women a Matter of Gender Justice for Flourishing of All Families by Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Michele Onley-Okonkwoa lost her job in October and has yet to receive unemployment compensation.

She was a part-time janitor with the New Jersey Port Authority. Here she is photographed in her home with her 9- year- old daughter, Lee.

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COVID-19 relief: a matter of gender justice

Kathy Silverberg’s March 6 column “Women are still fighting for equality,” sheds light on the critical need for the COVID-19 relief bill to be signed into law. It is an issue of gender justice for working women, who have lost jobs because they are caring for and educating their children.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women lost close to 1 million more jobs than men during the first 10 months of COVID-19. 

It is time for all of us to unite to treat women as equal partners with men to foster the flourishing of all families.

Bridget Mary Meehan, Sarasota

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