COVID-19 has unearthed and exacerbated deeply ingrained gender inequalities with the health and care workforce. In this context, women have been disproportionately affected as they are responsible for the majority of informal and formal care. North America has one of the world’s most culturally diverse populations. The individuals who immigrate to the region are often highly educated and skilled yet many of these people face barriers to transfer these skills directly into our workforce. Also, due to this diverse background, gender is only one aspect of equity that affects the experience of the health workforce. Different complexities and nuances – like race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status – also affect the lived experiences of those working in the health sector. At this event, WGH North America Hub aims to bring different perspectives in the region on the topic of the Gender Equal Health Workforce and how can a new social contract for women health and care workers can be established.
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