Webinar: COVID-19 and the Balance Between Men and Women in Public and Private Life

This webinar examines current shifts in power balances between men and women in both public and private life and their longer-term implications.

Members event, Webinar Recording
24 June 2020 — 1:00PM TO 2:00PM
Online

While some attention has been placed on the ways in which COVID-19 has brought the world together, the pandemic has shone a light on what continues to keep people apart.

Differences in age, wealth, race and ethnicity, have a profound impact on individual vulnerabilities to the disease and its consequences. Differences have also become apparent in people’s experiences of the pandemic be it higher rates of virus-related mortality among men, women’s and girls’ greater vulnerability to domestic violence during lockdown or the differences between male and female leaders in decision-making at times of crisis.

  • What needs to be done to entrench positive practices, such as an opening of employment opportunities due to long-distance working, emerging from this pandemic?

  • To what extent do certain issues, for example evidence that men tend to show greater risk-taking behaviour, help explain the current global health, economic and political landscape?

  • What are the prospects for change?

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