2 Jun 2020

'Shovel ready' found wanting for women

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 2 June 2020
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The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali'i  Dr Karanina Sumeo

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali'i Dr Karanina Sumeo Photo: supplied

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali'i Dr Karanina Sumeo is sounding warnings around gender inequalities in the Covid-19 economic response.

She's asked the government for a 'please explain' as to why when women have been disproportionately affected by the crisis, the initiatives aimed at boosting the economy mostly favour men.