COVID-19 and women migrant workers: Impacts and Implications

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23 Jul 2020

COVID-19 and women migrant workers: Impacts and Implications

Authored by Laura Foley and Nicola Piper, this paper explores the impacts and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on women migrant workers. It examines how the global health crisis has both amplified existing gender dynamics and created new gender-biased outcomes that disproportionately impact upon women migrant workers. The study investigates the health, social and domestic care services that women migrant workers provide and considered “essential” during the pandemic, and contrasts this with migrant workers’ exclusion from key services and support, before concluding with some recommendations.

This research publication was made possible through support provided by the Gender Equality Branch of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Gendered labour: Migrant women providing front-line services
  • Migrant women in need of services and support
  • Need for equity and an inclusive approach
  • Recommendations
  • References