Thanks to everyone who attended WHE’s Women and COVID forum back in September! The presentations and panel discussion unpacked the gendered impacts of the global pandemic for women and the way forward for a gender equal recovery. We were joined by experts Tanja Kovac, CEO of Gender Equity Victoria (GENVIC), Jane Fisher, Finkel Professor of Global & Women’s Health at Monash University and Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at The Australia Institute, all of whom presented some staggering data on the impacts of COVID on women and women’s mental health, and the economic implications of the pandemic for women.
Whether you have a role in defining funding guidelines, developing local government plans, or delivering programs or services, or if you are a member of the public, the call to action is the same.
We all need to speak up about the gendered impacts of COVID, and to use our influence to help build a fairer, safer and more equal society as we continue to deal with this pandemic, and as we begin to move towards recovery. You can be sure that Women’s Health East will take every opportunity to continue advocating for women, and support gender equitable action within the Eastern Metropolitan Region and beyond.
You can watch the forum back below.