Impact of the economic crisis on women and family

Impact of the economic crisis on women and family

Date: 
1 May 2009

Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer discusses the impacts of financial crisis with astro AWANI TV anchor Kamarul Bahrin Haron. Asia Pacific's export sector has been hit hard. Dr. Heyzer stresses that it is important to examine resulting impacts through the lens of gender, class and social exclusion. At risk are not only the rights to work, but also the rights at work. Income insecure people will not spend, regardless of the economic stimulus packages put in place. Stimulus packages should, therefore, go beyond physical infrastructure spending to include social protection, education, health and agriculture.