LIVE STREAM: Gender and Humanitarian Dimensions of COVID-19

Jocelyn Kelly, Founding Director, Gender, Rights, and Resilience, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative ; Dorri McWhorter, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago; Roya Rahmani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States of America. Moderated by Katelyn Jones.

Gender and Humanitarian Dimensions of COVID-19

While the coronavirus is dramatically affecting people’s lives everywhere, it is expected to most significantly impact the two billion people living in conflict-affected regions, as well as those in densely-populated refugee settlements. Moreover, women, children, and other vulnerable groups in all settings are disproportionately affected. Jocelyn Kelly, founding director of the Gender, Rights, and Resilience program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Dorri McWhorter, chief executive officer of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, and Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States Roya Rahmani join the Council’s Katelyn Jones to examine why using a gender-responsive approach is critical for addressing the pandemic and alleviating the unique burdens women and other vulnerable groups bear both locally and globally. 

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