The Future of our Economic Policies Must Be Gender Sensitive
Date: Friday June 25, 2021 | Time: 8:00AM 9:30AM EDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our societies and economies. While there will be many long-lasting impacts of the pandemic – the impact on gender equality is particularly troubling. Women have fallen out of the paid economy at faster rates than men, domestic violence rates are on the rise and UN Women predicts that 47 million more women will fall into extreme poverty as a result of the pandemic.
However, by incorporating gender-responsive budgeting into economic recovery packages, we can help identify the gendered impacts of the pandemic to mitigate or rectify them with targeted policies and budgets. This 90-minute webinar will focus on how the finance profession can do just this – understand the gendered impacts of the pandemic and work to close the gender equality gap in our everyday roles and responsibilities.
Alta Prinsloo, CEO, PAFA
Rachel Bleetman, Public Sector Policy and Research Manager, ACCA
Zohra Khan, Global Policy Advisor, Gender-Responsive Budgeting, UN Women