Supporting and equipping women and their workplace leaders to better manage work-life balance in a post-covid working world.
Project Number: KA220-ADU-5589C320
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/11/2021 – 01/11/2023
A new report from the ILO confirms that labour markets around the world were disrupted in 2020 on a historically unprecedented scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the impact of the – short and longer term – socio-economic effects of COVID-19 fall disproportionately on women. Women are much more likely to work in sectors which have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 such as personal or retail services, and in addition they are also burdened with pastoral, childcare and domestic labour. They also experience significantly higher levels of guilt in relation to work and family life balance, compared to their male counterparts.
An accumulation of all of these factors has resulted in additional stresses and pressure on women, which need to be recognised and addressed in order to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing in the post-covid world.
The BALANCE project aims to support and equip women and their workplace leaders to better manage work-life balance in a post-covid working world. The project will lead to improved digital balance for users, and management techniques for reducing stress and anxiety within the modern working world.