Sri Lanka targets COVID-19 support as 67% of tourism job losses fall on women

United National Development Program, Sri Lanka Tourism and Citi group has started a livelihood support scheme as initial information suggested women accounted for 67 percent of the jobs lost in the leisure sector due to Coronavirus

Oct 09, 2020
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United National Development Program, Sri Lanka Tourism and Citi group has started a livelihood support scheme as initial information suggested women accounted for 67 percent of the jobs lost in the leisure sector due to Coronavirus.

“Building resilient social protection systems that help informal sector workers to withstand shocks are a critical element of COVID-19 responses,” Robert Juhkam, Resident Representative of UNDP in Sri Lanka said in a statement.

“Supporting female workers affected by the crisis is a key component to ensuring that no one is left behind in Sri Lanka’s socioeconomic recovery efforts. This is both direct relief and recovery, and the initiative will test new approaches to inform future social protection policy thinking.”

https://economynext.com/sri-lanka-targets-COVID-19-support-as-67-pct-of-tourism-job-losses-fall-on-women-74628/

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