Virtual Town Hall | The impact of COVID-19 on Women, with Hon. Esther M. Passaris
Join us on May 13th (at 7 pm Nairobi Time / 6 pm Brussels Time ) for a digital town hall with Hon. Esther M. Passaris, Member of Parliament in Kenya and the Woman Representative for Nairobi County.
As a considerable part of the world is on lockdown, we are forced to consider once more the unpreparedness of most countries in assisting those most affected: social distancing is a luxury that not all can afford, basic goods and services become scarce and those in precarious situations are hit the hardest. This is also, if not especially, the case for women: coronavirus is expected to bring back women’s rights by decades. From healthcare resources being diverted, the economic repercussions on single households and jobs to an increase in domestic violence, world leaders often disregard the role that gender plays in confronting crises such as the current pandemic.
There is a clear need to ensure the specific gender impact of large crises is taken into account in the response strategies at all levels. And who better to do so than women and girls themselves? We need more women in power to ensure better decision-making and a better outcome for all in times of crisis, like in times of prosperity. Hon. Esther M. Passaris is not only a well known Kenyan social entrepreneur, philanthropist and politician but also a women's rights activist that will be able to bring her unique perspective to the discussion!
When: On May 13th, join us at 7 pm Nairobi Time / 6 pm Brussels Time
Format: 60 minutes on zoom and broadcasted on social media: 1) 30 minutes of questions and discussions, then 2) 30 minutes of Q&A from the audience. You will receive the link to participate as soon as you confirm your attendance by filling the form!
P.S.: here is the link to the Facebook event!
WHENMay 13, 2020 at 7pm - 8pm
Nairobi, Nairobi County
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