The World Fellows Program presents a discussion on the economic impact of COVID-19 on African women.
“African Women as Pillars of Resilience: Mitigating the Economic Impacts of the Pandemic on African Women.”
Zoom session, 11:00 a.m. Register here: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lJVTAnzAQValjPxbiD9uhg
- Ramatoulaye Diallo, former Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mali
- Martha Karua, former Minister of Justice, MP, and presidential candidate, Kenya
- Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Presidential Adviser, Finance, Uganda. Moderated by Stephanie Busari, 2020 World Fellow.
The year 2020, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic deepens pre-existing inequalities and exposes vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems. In Africa, compounded economic impacts are felt especially by women and girls who generally earn less, save less, and hold less secure jobs.