Women and COVID: Tackling Economic Inequality Through Recovery

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The women have borne the brunt of COVID-19’s devastating economic impact, as the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities in the labour market, such as unpaid care and domestic work.

A recent UK Parliament Committee report reiterated this, noting that job protection schemes appear to have given little consideration to labour inequalities, and that investment is being focused on male-dominated sectors. 

At this event we discussed how equality can be placed at the heart of our economic recovery – through investment in a care economy; improved gender mainstreaming; and breaking down barriers to certain professions.

Part of Holyrood’s Scotland Recovery Series

This event is part of Holyrood’s Scotland Recovery Series.  Spanning a range of subjects related to Scotland’s recovery, the series engages key decision-makers and stakeholders in discussions about how Scotland can build back better. Attendees will be part of creating a more inclusive, just and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.   

Dr. Clare Wenham
Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy
London School of Economics and Political Science
Sara Cowan
Coordinator
Scottish Women’s Budget Group
Ruth Boyle
Policy and Parliamentary Officer
Close the Gap
Lesley Laird
Director
Equate Scotland
Christina McKelvie MSP
Minister for Older People and Equalities
Scottish Government
Dr. Gemma Bone Dodds
Trustee
Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland
Carolyn Currie
Chief Executive
Women’s Enterprise Scotland
Satwat Rehman
Director
One Parent Families Scotland
Dr. Angela O’Hagan
Commissioner and Trustee
Commission on a Gender Equal Economy and UK Women’s Budget Group
Alys Mumford
Communications and Engagement Manager
Engender

    Event Details
    This event is part of our Scotland: The Recovery series