The burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic have been unequally borne across regions and countries, between the poor and better off, and between men and women. Existing economic gender inequalities—related to income, coping strategies, labor and time use, food and water insecurity, and child education outcomes—have been further exacerbated by today’s interlocking challenges and headwinds.
On March 10, as part of the Foresight Africa event series, and in honor of International Women’s Day, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings will host a panel discussion to take stock of what can be done to address the gender dimensions of Africa’s economic recovery in the face of multiple headwinds. The discussion will be centered on the chapter in this year’s Foresight Africa report, titled “Gender: Closing the equity gap,” which outlines strategies for mitigating the adverse impacts of the multiple crises on women and girls through fiscal policy, digital and social inclusion, and access to justice.
This event will be available for in-person attendance or to watch online. Viewers can submit questions for the panel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @BrookingsGlobal by using #ForesightGender.
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