The COVID-19 Crisis Response: Putting Women at the Center

April 27, 2020

This is a crisis like no other that the global community has had to face. Perhaps more than previous epidemics, COVIS-19 har demonstrated that whilst outbreaks can affect anyone, women are often differentially affected – within the hone, within the economy and within policy space. Yet most governments have fails to take this into consideration in decision-making, despite the knowledge gained from Ebola, Zika, and Pandemic Influenza. We also know that in conflict and fragile contexts where governments are absent, unwilling or overwhelmed, women peace-builders have been the first responders to the crisis. Would policy responses look different if women were in position of leadership?

On the 29th of April, the institute of Global Affairs at the LSE School of Public Policy in collaboration with the LSE Center for Women, Peace and Security ordially invite you to the virtual seminar: The COVID-19 Crisis Response: Putting Women at the Centre

The seminar considers the role of women in leadership and the impact of COVID-19 on women.

Speakers :

Professor Naila Kabeer, LSE Department of Gender Studies
Professor Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Director, LSE Center for Women, Peace & Security
Dr Clare Wenham, LSE Department of Health Policy

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy


Time: 13.00-14.30 (BST)/ 08.00-09.30 (EST)


To register, click here. Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email describing how to join our virtual public lecture.
The LSE IGA’s event series COVID-19 Crisis Management and Post-Crisis Reconstruction is curated by Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi.