The Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE) organizes an online workshop focused on the COVID-19 implications for gender equality, with the focus on the labor market and entrepreneurship. It is the next in the series of online events focused on the economic perspectives on gender equality.
Gender Inequality During a Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic affects gender equality in multiple ways, ranging from the implications of the lockdowns on household work distribution to the deeper economic damage to the sectors which disproportionately employ women. These effects might be especially damaging for the countries with limited resources to support their locked economies.
Keynote Speaker and Representatives of the FREE Network
The webinar will start with the keynote presentation of “COVID-19 Inequality Project” from Dr. Teodora Boneva (University of Zurich). To continue the discussion, the representatives of the FREE Network from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine will present the brief overviews of the situation in their respective countries.
The workshop will be organized as part of the Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE) supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). It is the next in the series of online events focused on the economic perspective on gender inequality. The event is aimed at providing a platform for discussion among academics and policy makers on issues related to broad consequences of socio-economic inequalities.
About Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE)
FROGEE initiative is part of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) umbrella. The aim of the FROGEE initiative is to contribute to the discussion on gender inequality, with a specific focus on the region of Central and Eastern Europe. By highlighting different dimensions of gender inequality and its consequences for socio-economic development, FROGEE aims at bringing the issue of gender equality to the focus of both the general public and policy makers. The project is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).