COVID-19 and the gendered impact of the crisis

Join our discussion on Wednesday, 29th April at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST) where we will highlight key women’s rights concerns during the pandemic, and try to develop recommendations for how governments can mitigate the negative impact of their crisis policies on women.

On behalf of Ambassador Hans Brattskar, Permanent Representative of Norway,

it is a pleasure to invite you to the webinar

“COVID-19 and the gendered impact of the crisis”

on Wednesday 29 April 2020 at 3 pm with the participation of Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,

as part of the weekly digital dialogue #RightON by the Universal Rights Group URG) and partners.

It has become clear in recent weeks that this pandemic and the concurrent economic crisis is impacting women differently than men.
Women, who already shoulder a disproportionate share of unpaid care work, have come under even more pressure as schools and daycares have closed. Many are also at an increased risk of exposure to the virus, since they work on the frontlines of our global effort against the
pandemic, providing essential medical and other services. In the future, they are also more likely to be disproportionately affected by the economic shocks that will follow the pandemic, as they represent a higher percentage of persons in precarious, informal, or poorly paid work.

We are honoured to discuss these, and other issues related to the gendered impact of the crisis, with Ms Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and other panellists.


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Invitation to a webinar conference on on Wednesday 29 April 2020 at 3 pm
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