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Women, Health and Gender equality: Commit, accelerate, scale up!

UNGA SIDE EVENT HELD 23 SEPTEMBE...+1 more Co-Sponsors: World Health Organi...+8 more
UNGA SIDE EVENT HELD 23 SEPTEMBER 2021
Co-Sponsors: World Health Organization, United States of America, Government of Argentina, Government of France, Government of Luxembourg, UNU-IIGH Gender and Health Hub, Women in Global Health, Gavi
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What you'll learn
How can global health-related initiatives tackle gender inequality?
  • Webinar discussing gender-transformative strategies in the COVID-19 recovery and beyond
  • How gender inequalities have been further amplified by the impacts of the pandemic
  • The critical importance of health and care workers, the majority of whom are women, to global health security
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About the event
What is it about?
Gender equality is fundamental to fulfill everyone’s right to the highest attainable standard of health and is a key driver of the Sustainable Development Goals. The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems and exacerbated a myriad of gender inequalities, which have further amplified the impacts of the pandemic. COVID-19 has increased women’s exposure to violence in their homes even as access to services and their availability has decreased. The pandemic has also highlighted the critical importance of health and care workers, the majority of whom are women.
Agenda

OPENING REMARKS

Hon. Mr. Franz Fayot, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxembourg

Ms. Andrea Palm, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, United States of America

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

GENDER EQUAL HEALTH AND CARE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE

Ambassador Stephanie Seydoux, Ambassador for Global Health, France

Hon. Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete, Minister for Health & Medical Services, Fiji

Dr. Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director, Women in Global Health

Dr. Daraiya Alsimbilaya Idriss, Health Worker from Chad

ACCELERATE

Ms. Sivananthi Thanenthiran, Executive Director of Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women

Ms. Karen Nakawala, Founder of the Teal Sisters Foundation, cervical cancer survivor

SCALE UP

Dr. Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO of Gavi

Ms. Jennifer E Jones, President-Elect 2022-2023, Rotary International

Ms. Maria Holtsberg, Regional Humanitarian Advisor, Asia-Pacific Regional Office, UN Women

Moderated by Dr. Nothemba SimelelaAssistant Director-General, Special Advisor to the Director-General, Strategic Priorities, World Health Organizatio

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