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Tuesday, October 6 • 9:00am - 10:00am
RT 9 - Gender-responsive social protection in times of Covid-19

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Covid-19 has not been gender-neutral. While men have suffered higher mortality rates, women and girls are disproportionately affected by the socioeconomic impacts: taking on the majority of unpaid care work like childcare, schools and other services have been shut or scaled back, being overrepresented in the most vulnerable sections of the informal economy, and facing a shadow pandemic of rising rates of gender-based violence.

Despite this, social protection responses to COVID have rarely considered gender in their design and implementation. This session explored why this has been the case – why have we not done more to respond to women and girls’ specific needs, what do we need to do to ensure a gender-responsive recovery, and how can we ensure a better response to the next crisis. The session looked to the future to discuss how we can build back stronger with more gender-responsive social protection systems.

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Caren Grown

Global Director Gender, World Bank

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Renana Jhabwala

President, SEWA Bharat
Renana Jhabvala is an Indian social worker, who has been active for decades in organising women in the informal economy into trade unions, co-operatives, and financial institutions in India, and has been extensively involved in policy issues relating to poor women and the informal... Read More →
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Margaret Grosh

Senior Adviser, Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank
Margaret Grosh is the Lead Economist for Human Development in the Latin American and Caribbean Region and co- leader for the Safety Nets Global Expert Team. Margaret was team leader and co-author of (Grosh, del Ninno, Tesliuc and Ouerghi) For Protection and Promotion: The Design and... Read More →
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Juliana Martínez Franzoni

Professor, University of Costa Rica
Juliana is interested in conducting research as rigorous and socially relevant as possible. Her main area of research is the formation and architecture of social policies, including care policies. She has been a Fulbright scholar and a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute for... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am GMT-03