India has one of the worst gender imbalanced countries in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated several negative trends for women and girls in the country. But, recovery from the pandemic represents an opportunity to reset, regroup and recommit to gender equality.
The/Nudge Foundation is hosting '#charcha2020' – a platform to bring together thinkers, researchers, practitioners, enablers, policymakers, communicators, philanthropists and community leaders to address the toughest challenges in a post-COVID world. Registration link for this panel event can be found below.
Dalberg is hosting ‘Advancing Gender Equity’ at ‘#Charcha2020’ to explore how to partner with the government to drive gender-forward agendas in post COVID-19 world like keeping girls in school, protect children from sex crimes, tackle the rise in gender-based violence, among others.
An important session on empowering women in the post-COVID-19 world took place on Friday, 15 May, between 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Anjali Bansal was joined by BMGF’s Subhalakshmi Nandi, and BBC journalists June Sarpong and Nina Goswami.
Bansal says, "COVID-19 is doing acceleration of digitalisation and it provides more access to not just financial services but also health and education for both men and women."
June Sarpong says, "The whole world is in a reset mode and up until now, women have not been able to participate in large numbers in shaping the structure of society and businesses."
"We now have more opportunity", she adds.
Here are the day wise sessions list for the panel events on Gender:
How do we empower women in a post-COVID world? 15 May, 2020 between 3:00 - 4:00 pm
How do we protect against the risk of increased child sex abuse and sex trafficking? 15 May, 2020 between 4:00 to 5:00 pm
The Missing Half - how to bring men to the gender conversation? 15 May, 2020 between 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
You can register for the sessions here.