Dear colleagues, 

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.

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.

You can also consult the summary and recording of our previous Wednesday web chat 'Democracy and rule of law in crisis?'



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The ‘Right On’ initiative emerged out of the interest to provide an agile response to changes brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak.The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives, including the global conversation on human rights which is very much needed, in particular at a time when many fundamental human rights and freedoms are being challenged by emergency measures enacted in response to the virus outbreak. To read more about Right On and its partners, visit the dedicated webpage.
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