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Women are bearing the brunt of the economic fallout from the pandemic, at the same time as their domestic and caring responsibilities have increased significantly and many have been working on the front line of the response to the pandemic.
As society looks to recover from Covid-19, it’s clear that a feminist build-back is required. But what would that look like?
Late last year, the Canadian government announced it would pursue “a feminist, intersectional response” to the pandemic, which has recently been followed by the creation of a $100 million Feminist Response and Recovery Fund. And in Hawaii, Maui County became the first place in the world to pass legislation that commits to a feminist economic recovery plan.
Join GIWL to hear about these inspiring real-world models from those closely involved in them – and find out how other countries could follow their lead.
• Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director of Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women
• Anjum Sultana, National Director of Public Policy and Strategic Communications at YWCA Canada
• Professor Rosie Campbell, Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College London (chair)
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