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The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality

  • 02 Nov 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar

About this Event

The webinar will take place on Zoom on November 2, 2020 – please RSVP as spots are limited! You will receive a link and password for the webinar TWO HOURS before the event.

Join the Centre for Global Health, DLSPH, the Collaborative Specialization in Women’s Health, DLSPH and Women’s College Hospital for a panel discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted progress made towards achieving Gender Equality.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the health of women in a significant and wide-ranging manner: from the disproportionate representation of women in front-line health care positions; to a lack of economic security as women choose between childcare and returning to work; to a stark increase in violence against women.

These impacts have the cumulative result of setting back progress towards economic parity of women by decades, and has significantly hindered or reversed progress made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

What policy and governmental responses are needed in order to get back on track to achieving gender equality, both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic? What is the role of grassroots organizations in supporting women who have experienced these impacts? What can the public do to support women now?

This webinar, supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Centre for Global Health and Collaborative Specialization in Women’s Health, and Women's College Hospital, will bring together a group of experts in and advocates for gender equality, both within Canada and globally, to discuss key considerations in an intersectional and equitable response.



  • Erica Di Ruggiero, Associate Professor, DLSPH; Director of the Centre for Global Health, DLSPH
  • Janice Du Mont, Professor, DLSPH; Director, Collaborative Specialization in Women’s Health, DLSPH; Senior Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital


  • Rosemary Morgan, Assistant Scientist, School of Public Health and School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Paulette Senior, CEO and President, Canadian Women’s Foundation
  • Sireesha Bobbili, PhD student, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, DLSPH

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