Ahead of International Women’s Day 2021, this Dialogue & Debate webinar at 11.00am on Wednesday 3 March 2021 explores what we can learn from women's COVID-19 pandemic experiences, to support greater inclusion and equal opportunity in the future.
Our panellists will be sharing different perspectives of living through the pandemic in the UK, and discussing what we can do to ensure that gender equality is reflected more in policy and practice, post-pandemic.
This webinar is free to join, and everyone is welcome. Please register in advance, below.
We will be joined by guest panellists:
- Kudsia Batool - Head of Equalities & Strategy, Trades Union Congress (TUC)
- Rosie Campbell - Professor of Politics and Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College London
- Deeba Syed - Women’s rights campaigner, activist and employment solicitor; Senior Legal Officer for the Sexual Harassment at Work Advice Line, Rights of Women
This discussion is hosted by our Programme Officer, Emily Gow. It has been developed with input from one of our Cumberland Lodge Scholars, Hannah Phillips, from Scotland, who is currently researching policy frameworks around violence against women in politics, for a DPhil at the University of Oxford.
What are we discussing?
COVID-19 has not only been a global healthcare emergency, but also a social and economic one. Economic relief packages have been rolled out to support diverse workforces, and critical workers and families of frontline workers have been supported with childcare, but have the needs of the nation been fairly addressed when it comes to gender?
Before the pandemic, women in the UK were already more likely than men to be in low-paid, insecure jobs, to face discrimination in the workplace, to carry out unpaid work (for example, as housekeepers and/or carers), and to be subjected to domestic abuse and harassment. Multiple reports indicate that, during the pandemic, these gender-based issues have only increased.
This webinar looks at different experiences of women through the pandemic. It explores:
- How have women's priorities changed?
- What are the implications of juggling life and work commitments, under increased strain - particularly with respect to homeschooling and caring responsibilities?
- What can be done to ensure that there is appropriate support, both during and after the pandemic?
Dialogue & Debate with Cumberland Lodge is a series of regular interactive webinars on pressing issues affecting social cohesion in the UK. It is supported by our charitable funds.
You can join this webinar on Zoom, as a non-video participant, and interact with the panel via our live Q&A. All you need is an internet connection, a screen to watch it on - on PC or mobile device - and your speakers switched on. Everyone is welcome.
Please register in advance here to receive the joining details: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pXtBbyi8SXCoSz0U8QcfCw
Up to 100 people can register for this webinar. If you are unable to register, we have already reached capacity, but you will still be able to watch it live on this webpage, and submit questions by tweeting us @CumberlandLodge or commenting on our Facebook livestream.
Recordings will be shared after the event on our Read, Watch, Listen webpages, to watch or listen to, on demand.
You will also find an audio-only version on all the major podcasting channels. Please search for 'Dialogue & Debate'.