The Heat: International Women’s Day

The Heat

March 8 marks International Women’s Day and this year it coincides with the anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic, a global health emergency that has upended countless lives all over the world.

Women, however, have been affected disproportionately by the COVID-19 crisis, facing a number of setbacks. Millions have lost their jobs, millions more are dealing with health and security issues and gender-based violence which is on the rise.

But 2021 promises to build back better-with women leading the post-pandemic recovery.

To Discuss:

  • Mandisa Kalako-Williams is former Secretary-General of the South African Red Cross
  • Catherine White is a gender expert at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research
  • Ghida Anani is Founder and Director of ABAAD, a Lebanese non-profit organization tackling gender-based violence
  • Priyali Sur is a journalist and founder of the Azadi Project, an organization advocating for refugee women

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