Panel discussion on gender, racial and social injustices in times of the COVID pandemic

Sama Resource Group for Women and Health & People’s Health Movement (PHM) Global invite you for the panel discussion titled


Date: 25th June, 2020 | Timings: 5.30 PM to 7 PM IST (GMT+5:30 Hrs)

With each passing day in the unprecedented crisis situation around COVID-19 pandemic, we are being witness to pre-existing inequalities and injustices that have been laid out around us. The resolve and strength of people’s movements and resistance feel more pertinent today as ever felt in the history of such struggles. 

COVID-19 crisis and the “lockdown” has gendered impact in terms of workload and reduced economic opportunities, lack of access to health facilities, nutrition and increase in incidence of gender-based violence, communalisation and racialisation along with stigma associated with COVID.

As committed to building people’s voices and movements on health for all, the critical inter-linkages of gender and its intersectionality with social, economic and political determinants of health; identities of race, caste, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation; varied geographies, and contexts become an extremely important area to look into. Realising that COVID-19 pandemic is foremost a concern of public health crisis, its close association with human rights, social justice, and health equity have been clearly visible across varied regions. We feel that sharing stories and experiences of our resistance would give us more strength and inspiration to learn from each other.

Moderator and Speakers

SARA HOSSAIN (Bangladesh): Moderator and flagging key issues on the topic
LEIGH HAYNES (USA): Inequities on top of inequities: racism, violence, and repression in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic
SHATHA ODEH (Palestine): Pandemic woes to conflict settings, centering gender discussions from Palestine
SAEROM KIM (South Korea): Gendered impact of the COVID crisis in South Korea
SAROJINI N (India): The pandemic and solidarity: Why justice is important for health for marginalised, India
PENINAH KHISA (Kenya): Understanding gendered barriers in access to health and determinants, East Africa

You are invited to join the webinar through Zoom meeting

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