A survey conducted by International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) among more than 500 women journalists in 52 countries, concluded that more than half of women journalists have experienced increased gender inequalities due to COVID-19.
The survey also revealed that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic:
- Over ¾ of respondents saw their level of stress increase, half of them pointing at multiple tasking as the main cause;
- More than half of the respondents said their health had been affected which resulted for almost ¾ of them in sleeping problems;
- Only 4 in 10 women journalists claimed they received protective equipment from their employers;
- More than half of the respondents claim unions have not developed any specific strategies to tackle gender inequalities during the pandemic;
- 60% said their industry had provided some form of protocol for teleworking;
- More than ¾ of respondents said the level of harassment (including online) and bullying have not increased during the crisis;
- A third of respondents claimed they worked “mainly from home” and another third has worked mainly in the office. 15% worked mostly in the field.