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Worse off


Worse off

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WOMEN HAVE SUFFERED the worst as a result of the ongoing economic crisis in Barbados, says a senior Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) official.

Wilma Clement, coordinator of the BWU’s Gender Equality Committee, said more women were jobless and now lived below the poverty line because of the layoffs done in response to the economic downturn.

Equally distressing, said Clement, was that some people were using this situation to exploit women in need.

She lamented, too, that women were being seen as easy prey and their vulnerability was seen in the level of violence against them.

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