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The pandemic is gendered: Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on women in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria

Date: 29 June 2021


9:00-10:30am (EST)

14:00-15:30 (BST; West Africa Standard Time)

16:00-17:30 (East Africa Time)

19:00-20:30 (Bangladesh Standard Time)

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There is mounting evidence that COVID-19 has gendered impacts. Women are bearing the brunt of the secondary effects of the pandemic, changes that are wrought by societal or political responses to the disease. It has impacted on a constellation of human rights – security and bodily integrity, freedom of movement, labour and education, and health and wellbeing.

This webinar is an opportunity to hear emerging evidence from the work of the Gender and COVID-19 project in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria. Researchers will speak alongside policy makers from their respective countries and provide both qualitative and quantitative evidence on the economic, social and health impacts of COVID-19 to support real-time decision-making. The panelists will make links to existing policy and programming and suggest ways that the pandemic response and recovery can become more gender-responsive.

The event will be useful to policy, funder, civil society and academic audiences. We’d love to connect with you and find out how our research can best meet your needs.

Speakers will include:

Dr Atonu Rabbani: Associate Scientist, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dhaka University.

Anne Ngunjiri: Senior Technical Advisor, LVCT Health, Kenya.

Selima Kabir: Assistant Research Coordinator, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University.

Amy Oyekunle: Gender consultant, Nigeria.

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