Whether as front-line health workers, care givers or in other highly exposed or informal sectors, women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. Additionally women have seen a massive increase in unpaid care and domestic responsibilities. In short, COVID-19 is a gendered crisis and gender must be central to our economic recovery. However, models of economic recovery, namely those used in Latin American countries, tend to focus mainly on male-dominated sectors.
- Mercedes D’Alessandro, Argentinean economist, National Director of Economy and Gender in the Argentinean Ministry of Economy, co-founder of the digital publication Economía Femini(s)ta
- Nancy Folbre, American economist, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
- Hélène Périvier, French economist, author of the recently released book L’Économie féministe
- Margarita Silvia Olivera, Brazilian economist, coordinator of the Economia e Feminismo extension project
March 3, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm CET, online