During IDW 2021 OCIC’s Gender Equality Hub is launching a flipbook profiling the stories of women from the Global South dealing with COVID-19, a culmination of nearly a year’s worth of local, community conversations. This launch will be commemorated with a virtual Breakfast Dialogue, February 11, 2021 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am EST.
This year marks the beginning of the last decade towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. COVID-19 has pushed back the progress being made to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global economic recession due to the pandemic has pushed an estimated 71 millioninto extreme poverty, with the most vulnerable groups (i.e., women, children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, migrants and refugees) being hit the hardest.
Learn more about the impacts of COVID-19 on grassroots women and girls from Afghanistan, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, the Philippines, South Sudan and Uganda. Hear the challenges, resilience and triumphs of these women and girls directly from our speakers Gladis Noemi Cujcuj, an advocate for empowering women and youth, especially Indigenous groups, and working on a microcredit program with Mujeres en Acción in Guatemala; Marzia Rustami, a women’s rights activist and head of the Afghan Women’s Network regional office; and Rina de Luna, a teacher, veterinarian and animal welfare advocate, and organic farming advocate from the Philippines.