Meghan Markle & Prince Harry launch an Action Campaign to support women in our communities
Concurrently with a new report from the US National Women’s Law Centre (NWLC) about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and mothers, Meghan and Harry through their Archewell Foundation have started a new campaign, asking us alongside themselves, to take Actions to Support Women in our Communities.
The NWLC report, authored by Jasmine Tucker and Julie Vogtman titled "Resilient but Not Recovered after Two Years of the COVID-19 Crises Women are Still Struggling," focuses on the negative impact of the pandemic on working women in America.The report concludes that while men have more than returned to their pre-pandemic labor force size, more than 1.1 million fewer women are in the labor force today than in February of 2020. As a result, many women—particularly Black women, Latinas, and other women of color— are still struggling to make ends meet. This is having a knock-on effect on their mental health, and causes housing insecurity and food insufficiency.
The report goes on to make suggestions for legislative changes so that the US recovery, post pandemic, is women focused.
Meghan and Harry posted a link to the report from their Archewell website with a statement saying that “if like us, you are compelled by these finding to help improve the issues that the report brings to light, we encourage you to visit out action page, where you will find ideas for meaningful ways to show up for women in your own communities and around the world.”
On Meghan and Harry’s action page there is a list of 18 ideas for actions that we can take in support of women in our communities and around the world. The actions are split into the sub-headings of: family care; wellness; food; economic empowerment and mentorship.