Now and the Future: Gender Equality, Peace and Security in a Covid-19 World | Womankind

Now and the Future: Gender Equality, Peace and Security in a Covid-19 World | Womankind

10dec14:0015:15Now and the Future: Gender Equality, Peace and Security in a Covid-19 World | Womankind

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Women are at the forefront of the Covid-19 response, including at the front line in health services, caregivers at home and engagement with communities.

In contrast, women’s representation in policy development and decision making on the pandemic is dangerously limited; after the Covid-19 outbreak in Uganda task-forces were established across the country to steer the prevention and response to the pandemic. However on average women make up only 22.5% of task-force members and men hold the most influential positions.

Women’s International Peace Centre with the support of Womankind Worldwide and Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) has undertaken research in Uganda to enable the International Community to better understand the global gender, peace and security impacts of COVID-19.

Join us in conversation with Helen Kezie-Nwoha, Executive Director at The Women’s International Peace Centre to hear about how this crucial piece of research is being used to develop policy and programming responses which focus on rebuilding equal and just societies that put the voices of women and women’s organisations  at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery process.

We are encouraging attendees to take part in the conversation with time for Q&A.

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Time

(Thursday) 14:00 - 15:15

Location

Virtual