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CSW66 Side Event: Why Covid-19 recovery must be gender-responsive

The Covid-19 Responses for Equity (CORE) Knowledge Translation programme, in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is organising a side event at the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The free online event entitled ‘Why Covid-19 recovery must be gender-responsive’ will take place on 24 March at 2pm UTC.

Over the last 18 months, a clear body of evidence has emerged to demonstrate the differing impacts of Covid-19 on women, girls, boys, men and non-binary genders.

What has become increasingly evident is the importance of locating the gender impacts of the pandemic within a broader landscape of structural, intersecting social and economic inequalities.

This panel discussion will delve into the evidence generated by the CORE research initiative. Speakers will explore the impact the pandemic is having across the most vulnerable groups, how gender intersects and often exacerbates these effects and what recommendations for future policy responses have emerged.


  • Chair: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW)
  • Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
  • African School of Economics (ASE)

The CORE Research for Policy and Practice Report on ‘Why Covid-19 recovery must be gender-responsive – published by the CORE Knowledge Translation Programme, will inform the event. It includes articles by WIEGO, ICRW  and ASE.