The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo is sounding warnings around lack of gender analysis in the government’s budgeting for 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 budgeted at boosting the economy mostly favour men.

* Recorded by RNZ 2 June 2020. Republished with permission.