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Gender and Humanitarian Dimensions of COVID-19

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Jocelyn Kelly, Dorri McWhorter, and Roya Rahmani examine why using a gender-responsive approach is critical for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speakers
Jocelyn Kelly
Dorri McWhorter
Roya Rahmani
Katelyn Jones
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About This Event

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. 

About the Speakers
Jocelyn Kelly
Founding Director, Gender, Rights, and Resilience, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Dorri McWhorter
Council Board Member
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Roya Rahmani
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States of America
Nonresident Fellow
Council expert Katelyn Jones
Katelyn Jones is a nonresident fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and her research concerns gender politics in international organizations, and is especially focused on gender mainstreaming in policy formation and implementation.
Council expert Katelyn Jones