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Online Event: Approaching COVID-19 Risk and Response through a Gender Lens

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET


While the immediate impacts of COVID-19 are already apparent, some have yet to surface, and many of them will have different effects for different genders. Health systems, schools, and entire economies will continue to present gender-differential consequences for months and years to come as a result of this ongoing crisis.

By applying a gender lens to this pandemic, researchers and policy makers can better assess differential risks and target responses to ensure already-vulnerable populations don’t fall even farther behind. Join us for this online discussion with CGD experts, external researchers, practitioners, and advocates on how a gender lens helps us better understand and respond to the threat of COVID-19.


Gary Barker, President and CEO, Promundo

Carleigh Krubiner, Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development

Amber Peterman, Associate Research Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Crystal Simeoni, Economic Justice Lead, FEMNET

Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, London School of Economics

Olabukunola Williams, Executive Director, Education as a Vaccine


Megan O'Donnell, Assistant Director, Gender Program and Senior Policy Analyst

If you have questions for our panelists, please submit them to, tweet @CGDev #CGDTalks, or submit your comments via YouTube.

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Non-Resident Fellow
Carleigh Krubiner
Non-Resident Fellow
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Assistant Director, Gender Program and Policy Fellow

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