This webinar proposes to delve into the impact of Covid-19 on the gendered relations and look beyond the obvious. It aims to not only delve directly into the loss of jobs and earnings, but also indirectly in terms of food insecurity, depletion of savings and assets, social isolation, and mobility loss (much of it legalised and enforced by state). Further, women who were unpaid workers in homes and family enterprises, face further precarity. The conversation, moreover, aims to look into the labour market transitions, type of work that women have been doing, social protection and change in care work from the standpoint of the poor and excluded women across the globe. Lastly, it aims to look at the women led progressive pathways towards developing more equitable alternatives.
Prof. Bina Agarwal : Gender and Covid 19 in India, Looking beyond the Obvious
Dr. Flavia Rios : Reproductive work in the context of the pandemic in Brazil
Lebohang L Pheko : Dismantling and deconstructing ‘care’ work as a critique on extractive capitalism
Moderator: Sarika Sinha, Program Staff, Coady Institute, Feminist activist and scholar
Eileen Alma, Director, International Centre for Women’s Leadership, Coady Institute
Sandeep Chachra, Executive Director, ActionAid