Date: Monday, 12 April 2021

Time: 16:30h -17:45h Amman time

Location: Virtual launch  

UNDP and UN Women will discuss results of their COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker in the Arab States.  

The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by national governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that are gender-sensitive. It is a living database with measures regularly added and updated.

In the Arab States, the tracker currently analyzes 317 measures registered for 22 countries in response to COVID-19. 108 out of the 317 measures enacted by 20 countries were found to be gender sensitive across three key dimensions: violence against women and girls, unpaid care work and economic insecurity caused by large scale loss of jobs, incomes, and livelihoods. The tracker also includes data on women’s presence in COVID-19 response taskforces.

  • Opening remarks by Ms. Sarah Poole, Deputy Regional Director, RBAS UNDP and Ms. Janneke van der Graaff-Kukler, Deputy Regional Director, ROAS, UN Women
  • Presentation of the Global tracker by Ms. Raquel Lagunas, Head of Gender, UNDP and Ms. Silke Staab, Research Specialist, UN Women
  • Presentation of the COVID-19 gender response analysis in the Arab States by Ms. Rania Tarazi, Gender Specialist, UNDP and Ms. Shatha Mahmoud, Economic Empowerment Specialist, UN Women
  • Panel discussion on Covid-19 challenges and opportunities going forward

Moderated by: Ms. Ghida Anani, Founder and Director of Abaad -Resource Centre for Gender Equality and the key speakers: 

o Dr. Salma Nims, Secretary General, Jordanian National Commission for Women

o Mr. Ziad Abdel Samad, Executive Director, Arab NGO Network for Development

o Mr. IHNACH Houssine, Head of the Social Policies Impact Department, Ministry of Economy and Finance in Morocco

The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker can be found here

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Regional Launch of UNDP-UN Women COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker

Learn more about the fact sheet

To provide information on the national measures to be included in the tracker, please contact: covid.gender.helpdesk@undp.org

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