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Why is COVID-19 hitting women hardest – and what can we do?
Coronavirus appears to affect men worst. Yet from domestic violence to health misinformation to openDemocracy’s latest investigation into the shocking abuse and mistreatment of women during childbirth, women across the world are being disproportionately affected by the crisis.

Hear from our top-notch team of feminist journalists about what they’ve uncovered with their forensic work, and from health and rights experts on what needs to happen next.

Speakers:

Claire Provost: Global investigations editor, openDemocracy

Khatondi Soita Wepukhulu: Reporter who has worked on undercover investigations into abuse and mistreatment of women in Uganda

Melissa Upreti: Human rights lawyer and member of the UN working group on tackling discrimination against women

Chair, Mary Fitzgerald: Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy

Jul 23, 2020 01:00 PM in London

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