During the ongoing global pandemic, existing exclusions and challenges to women’s participation in decision-making have been put under the microscope.
Identifying women’s active roles in addressing the Covid-19 crisis and the lessons learnt from these experiences are key for paving the path to an inclusive and gender-aware recovery. Lessons learnt from successful post-conflict inclusive recovery may also provide keys to improving socio-economic responses and transitions out of the global economic crisis provoked by the pandemic. We are interested in where women’s leadership has made a difference and why and what lessons we can draw from post-conflict economic recovery to help ensure a more inclusive response.
Please answer the following questions:
- What examples are there of local women’s groups participating directly in the response to Covid-19? What difference has that made?
- Globally women make up more than 70% of health care workers; what has been done to support these critical workers?
- What lessons can we take from how women’s participation in post conflict recovery has changed local economies to help formulate future economic responses?
- What lessons can we take from local peace-building to help ensure an inclusive response to Covid 19?
- Could a global focus on the vulnerability of workers in the informal sector, especially women, help improve their situation? What decision-making processes might make a difference?
- How can technology help? What can be learnt from the use of e-payments to reach the most vulnerable?
- Initial surveys suggest that women’s unpaid care burden has increased globally and across socio-economic divides under the response to the pandemic. Are there any good practices that demonstrate a more egalitarian response?