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A Call for Action in Response to the effects of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an unprecedented and significant strain on the global economy and public health systems. It is affecting women in many ways, from concerns for their health and safety and income security, to additional caring responsibilities and increased exposure to domestic violence.

In sub-Saharan Africa, the pandemic has resulted in severe economic and social impacts. Women and particularly young girls are vulnerable to the insecurities the pandemic has caused, and many are now at the risk of being left behind in education, economic opportunities, and health and wellbeing at this crucial stage of their life development. There is the growing concern that the effects of the pandemic could roll back the limited progress made in gender equality and women empowerment

This webinar will provide an opportunity to discuss the connections between the present pandemic and its looming effect, and how women economic empowerment should be addressed to reduce the COVID-19 shock of the already existing gender inequalities.

Speakers

Dr. Sonia Sachs

Dr. Sonia Sachs

Public Health Specialist, Executive Director, One Million CHW Campaign
Cynthia Mamle Morrison

Cynthia Mamle Morrison

Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection
Nancy Best, Founder

Nancy Best, Founder

Nancy and Randy Best Foundation
Jacqueline Corbelli

Jacqueline Corbelli

Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Brightline
Dr. Radhika Iyengar

Dr. Radhika Iyengar

Director of Education, Center for Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA
Oulie Keita

Oulie Keita

Director of Francophone West Africa Region ONE Campaign
Mame Khary Diene

Mame Khary Diene

Founder and CEO of the Bioessence Laboratories
Angela Treton-Mbonde

Angela Treton-Mbonde

Country Director , UNAIDS Ghana
Ama Duncan

Ama Duncan

Founder of The Fabulous Women Network (The FWN)

Moderators

Fatima Bousso Kane, Moderator

Fatima Bousso Kane, Moderator

Director of Operation, Millennium Promise Alliance
Mrs. Ruthiana Nsarko, Co-Moderator

Mrs. Ruthiana Nsarko, Co-Moderator

Human Resource Manager, Millennium Promise Alliance - Ghana