Gender and Humanitarian Dimensions of COVID-19
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.