“Knowledge Unlocked” - COVID-19 and Women in the Arab Region

May 14 at 5:00 p.m. in Beirut / 10:00 a.m. in New York

Online Via Webex

According to the UN Secretary General’s policy brief on the impact of Covid-19 on women, “with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back.” This session, in a form of a panel hosted by the Arab Institute for Women (AiW) at LAU, will address the short and long-term impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on women’s rights and women’s lives globally and in the Arab region in specific with a focus on the below topics:

  • Violence against women
  • Economic security
  • Vulnerable groups


  • Dr. Lina Abirafeh - Executive Director of the Arab Institute for Women, LAU
  • Dr. Mary Kawar- Former Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
  • Dr. Stephanie Chaban - Regional Gender Advisor - Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development Cluster, UN ESCWA

The event will be moderated by AiW’s Director Ms. Myriam Sfeir.

This webinar is part of the “Knowledge Unlocked” webinar series.

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