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Gender-sensitive social protection

Global Webinar
(Past event)

Event type: Webinar

Related research: Gender-responsive and age-sensitive social protection

events31 March 2021
time10:30 - 11:30 CET

The pandemic has exposed the fault lines in social, political and economic systems and demonstrates the need for critical investment in robust social protection frameworks that reduce the impact of shocks, particularly on the most vulnerable. Women and marginalized groups are disproportionately affected by school closures, unpaid care work, gender-based violence and unemployment, and we need to consider the long-term implications of the pandemic’s gendered impacts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how gender interacts with age, disability, caste, race and class to influence educational attainment, care provision, livelihood security, technological accessibility, healthcare availability and economic independence. This webinar has discussed the political economy of gender-sensitive social protection and drawn upon empirical research in various countries to outline recommendations for a gender-sensitive social protection system drawing from the lessons of the pandemic.

 


Experts

Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed

UNICEF Innocenti

Rebecca Holmes
Research Associate, ODI
Karishma D'Mello
Research and Knowledge Management Associate, EPRI
Juan Gonzalo Mejia
Social Protection and Cash-based Transfers Officer, WFP
Annu Itty
Senior Researcher, EPRI

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