We are excited to invite you to our session, “Building a feminist health sector in response to COVID-19” at the Generation Equality Forum.
COVID-19 exacerbates multiple and intersecting vulnerabilities, and those at the margins – predominantly women and girls– are further marginalised. Yet across the health sector, sex and gender are still not incorporated in clinical studies and gender bias continues to undermine healthcare access. Women contribute disproportionately as health workers and home-carers, but not as health policy leaders. These gendered fault lines in the health sector are now glaringly exposed by COVID-19.
While women’s movements have transformed policy in other sectors, technical biases and professional hierarchies combine to exclude women and young people’s voices. The urgency of COVID-19 provides a strategic opportunity for galvanizing a multi-stakeholder ecosystem for feminist transformation of the health sector.
Important: The closing date for registration is 27 June 2021 at 23:59 (GMT+2). No new participants will be admitted after this date.