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Exchange with cities on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women

Datum: 16-06-2020
Tijd: 14:00 - 15:30
Locatie: online

EUROCITIES is bringing together cities with Commissioner for equality Helena Dalli and MEP and chair of the European Parliament committee of women's rights and gender equality Evelyn Regner. This city dialogue will focus on the impact of COVID-19 crisis on women.
Cities have long been at the forefront of working towards gender equal societies. Yet the pandemic has exacerbated gender inqualities and discrimination. While women represent the majority of key workers in essential services, they are frequently working in high-risk, low-paid jobs and precarious working conditions. At home, they have often shouldered additional burden linked to confinement including home-schooling of children, care and housework responsibilities. These processes aggravate prospects for the socio-economic equality of women and men during a pandemic that, in addition, has seen a worrying rise in domestic violence against women.

Join us online on 16 June from 14.00 to 15.30 (CEST) to share experience on how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women.

Questions for discussion

The dialogue will be structured around 3 main topics
  • Women's triple burden: home office, home caring, home schooling
  • Women's unequal employment situation
  • Violence against womenDuring the discussions, we will address the following elements: Which measures and strategies have cities implemented to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women? How can cities contribute to improving the situation of women in the context of the recovery? What support can the European Union provide to cities in this context? 

14.00 Welcome and introduction by EUROCITIES
14.05 The impact of COVID-19 on women: key issues at stake 
  •  Helena Dalli, Commissioner in charge of Equality (tbc)           
  • Evelyn Regner, Chair of the FEMM committee in the European Parliament           
  • Carlien Scheele, Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality
14.25 Strategies and measures from cities to tackle           
  • Women's triple burden - home office, home caring, home schooling           
  • Women's unequal employment situation           
  • Violence against women
15.25 Final remarks
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