What has been the pandemic’s impact on female equality?
Saturday 21 November 2020
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Have women been unfairly impacted by the pandemic? If so, is a lack of political representation to blame?
Predictions that the pandemic will have a devastating impact on gender equality appear to be borne out by recent reports. From child-care to home schooling and redundancy, women are bearing the brunt. Not to mention soaring levels of domestic violence. There is a risk of a two-tier workforce and an expansion of the gender pay gap.
Interestingly, few female-led countries – including Germany, New Zealand, Taiwan and Finland – have done badly, so how do we respond to observations that countries that badly served women during the pandemic were notable for a dearth of female voices at the heart of government?
Chaired by Gillian Martin MSP, Member of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee, this panel includes:
Dr Angela O’Hagan, Deputy Director of the WiSE Centre for Economic Justice, Convenor of the Scottish Women’s Budget Group
Hannah Stevens, Director of The Parliament Project
Talat Yaqoob, Chair of Women 50:50 and member of National Advisory Council on Women and Girls
David Devenney, Director, Fathers Network
The event is run in partnership with The Parliament Project.