White House ‘National Gender Strategy’ Uses COVID as ‘Inflection Point’ to ‘Build Back Better’

The White House issued a “national gender strategy” Monday, claiming COVID-19 has “fueled” a number of crises which demand “we build back better.”

“President Biden and Vice President Harris believe that advancing gender equity and equality is fundamental to every individual’s economic security, safety, health, and ability to exercise their most basic rights,” according to the White House fact sheet on the new strategy. “It is also essential to economic growth and development, democracy and political stability, and the security of nations across the globe.”

Ensuring that all people reach their “full potential,” regardless of gender, is “a moral and strategic imperative,” the document stated.

The fact sheet went on to claim the world is at “an inflection point” due to COVID-19, which has “fueled a health crisis, an economic crisis, and a caregiving crisis,” magnifying the challenges for “women and girls, especially women and girls of color….”

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