African Women as Pillars of Resilience: Mitigating the Economic Impacts of the Pandemic on African Women

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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The year 2020, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic deepens pre-existing inequalities and exposes vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems. In Africa, compounded economic impacts are felt especially by women and girls who generally earn less, save less, and hold less secure jobs.
Join Stephanie Busari, 2020 World Fellow, as she moderates a discussion on the economic impact of COVID-19 on African women. The panelists are Ramatoulaye Diallo, former Minister of Culture and Tourism (Mali), Martha Karua, former Minister of Justice, MP, and presidential candidate (Kenya), and Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Presidential Adviser, Finance (Uganda). Open to the public, please register in advance to receive the Zoom information.