Webinar series on gender, COVID-19, and work

June 17, 2020

Join experts from around the world for a bi-weekly webinar on the gender dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A woman walks home carrying a baby on her back in Kisumu, Kenya.
Peter Kapuscinski/World Bank

Throughout the world, women and girls have disproportionately felt the burden of the pandemic because of the economic sectors in which they work, their increase in care responsibilities, and the deepening inequalities that hold them back.

The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women — East Africa program, supported by IDRC, is co-hosting the webinar series with the Women’s Empowerment in Development Lab (WED Lab) at McGill University.

Webinar topics will include labour markets, the care economy and unpaid care work, marriage and fertility, gender-based violence, girls’ education, social protection programs, women and girl refugees, and global governance. The goal is not only to discuss the problems, but also to explore possible policy solutions for women in the labour market.

Join us for the next webinar:

Effects of COVID-19 on Girls' Education in the Global South

Find out about previous webinars:

COVID-19 and Gender Based Violence in the Global South

COVID-19: Household Structures, Fertility and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Global South​

COVID-19 and the care economy in the Global South (watch the recording)

Gender matters: COVID-19 and the labour market in the Global South (watch the recording)