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“Care needs have spiked during the pandemic, and women—who are the shock absorbers of society—have stepped in to fill the gap at the expense of their own of economic and emotional well-being,” said Mara Bolis, Associate Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment at Oxfam America. “Across the world, women in the formal sector lost $800 billion last year due to lost jobs and stepping out of the workforce to care for children, the sick and elderly. This year for Mother’s Day, we are asking for an economic recovery plan that works for moms and invests in our nation’s care infrastructure so that mothers don’t have to continue to serve as society’s safety net.”
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