SI UN | Impact of Covid-19 on Women

 

2020 was expected to demonstrate much progress for the world’s women. However, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on women and girls: higher rates of poverty, increased care burdens, and greater exposure to gender-based violence.  While confirmed deaths from COVID-19 are lower in countries with women leaders (Denmark, Taiwan, Finland, New Zealand, and Germany), only 11% of world’s heads of governments are women and many other factors are involved.

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This year, because of Covid-19 pandemia, the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW65, March 15-26, 2021, is totally virtual. 

The major theme is “women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.” 

 

SERVAS INTERNATIONAL, as a UN-affiliated NGO, has been able to register 27 representatives, from 18 countries :  Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Iran, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and USA.

 

Moreover, many sessions will be open to the public and can be watched directly through WebTV.un.org.

For more info about the conference, go to www.UNwomen.org and/or contact PeaceSecretary@servas.org

 

 

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