Impacts of COVID-19 on Women-Managed Enterprises: Challenges and Solutions
Project Leader: Cabotaje, M.
Project Team Members: Manglicmot, J.; Laddaran, J.; Escoto, B.; Sumalabe, J.; and Empleo, R.
Funding Agency: UP Center for Women and Gender Studies (UP CWGS)
Project Duration: 2020 – 2021
This study seeks to have a better and deeper understanding of the specific context and realities of women in the informal economy through the crisis brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It aims to examine the impacts of the pandemic on women in the informal economy based in Quezon City and their livelihood and enterprises and the challenges they face in reconciling their domestic roles and entrepreneurial roles. Based on the results of the Study, a Policy Brief will be submitted to the Quezon City LGU, outlining key recommendations for policies and programs that will benefit women in the informal economy. This is an ongoing study and is expected to be completed by September 2021.