Women, men and gender minorities are differently impacted by COVID-19. In this blog Lynda Keeru explores measures to mitigate the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in pandemic responses in Nigeria. She draws on the recent webinar. ‘How has Nigeria responded to the gendered impacts of COVID-19’ which is based on findings of a report covering the […]
Experts at the recent ‘Close-to-community providers in fragile settings and vulnerable communities during crisis: Gender and COVID-19’ webinar discussed evidence from Brazil, Lebanon and Nepal. Participants also got an overview of the global situation for these vital workers. Lynda Keeru of Pamoja Communications Ltd reports back. Close-to-community health workers play a vital role in supporting […]
In this blog Lynda Keeru reports back from ‘The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Presentation of the Panel’s main report, findings and recommendations’ webinar. They explain what is in the report by summarizing the presentations made by speakers. Helen Clark and Ellen Sirleaf launched the main findings and recommendations of the Independent Panel […]
Women in the informal economy are particularly likely to feel the brunt of the economic impact of COVID-19. Lynda Keeru summarises what was discussed at an ICRW webinar on leadership in the informal economy in Kenya. There is much to learn about how these women can be supported in the pandemic response. Building capacity and […]
In January 2021 members of the Gender and Covid-19 Project published a brief on gender-responsive pandemic planning. Last week they teamed up with Laura Turquet of UN Women to delve further into the topic. Lynda Keeru reports back. The webinar, ‘How to create a gender-responsive pandemic plan: Addressing the secondary effects of COVID-19’, created an […]
Branwen Millar invites you to an International Women’s Day event organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNDRR) Women’s International Network on Disaster Risk Reduction and UN Women’s Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific. Tune in for discussion about the need for women’s leadership in the COVID-19 response and recovery. Women’s leadership brings […]
Sabrina Campanella summarises a webinar on how COVID-19 has affected women’s equality in the process she highlights the importance of gendered pandemic planning and a feminist framework for building back better. Societal health and well-being have undeniably endured relentless destruction, provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Life in the era of COVID-19 has generated a profound […]
Heang-Lee Tan summarizes the discussion on domestic violence during the Centre for Global Health’s webinar on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality.” Key themes include the linkages between domestic violence and gender norms, the impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence survivors in Guyana and Canada, and measures to tackle domestic violence during the pandemic. […]
This blog by Erica N. Rosser documents the Foreign Policy by Canadians Inaugural Conference and some of the discussions that were led by members of the Gender and COVID-19 Project. The Canadian International Council (CIC), the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) and Global Canada invited a diverse cross-section of their compatriots to […]
The Australian Human Rights Institute held a webinar, ‘Analyzing Global COVID-19 statistics and national policies’ to present and assess gender-related statistics on COVID-19 and what they mean to health policy-makers. Lynda Keeru provides a summary of discussions among Rosemary Morgan (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Athens Pantazis (Global Health 50/50) and Sanne Peters […]
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