The PCS national women’s forum is holding a Zoom meeting to discuss the specific impact of the pandemic on women.
On Tuesday 11 August from 6pm – 7.30pm, there will be an all members Zoom meeting to discuss the impacts of Covid-19 on women members and communities.
The United Nations has published a policy brief warning that with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic the gains in gender equality made in the past decades are at risk.
- Economic impacts are felt more by women who on average earn less, save less, and hold insecure jobs.
- The health of women is adversely impacted through the reallocation of resources and priorities, including sexual and reproductive health services.
- Unpaid care work in the home has increased, with children out of school, heightened care needs of older persons and overwhelmed health services.
- Domestic abuse figures have increased, with many women being forced to lockdown at home with their abusers at the same time that services to support survivors are being disrupted.
The meeting will be run by the national women’s forum and will be hosted by the NWF Chair, and PCS national vice president, Zita Holbourne.
Speakers on the night include Fran Heathcote, PCS national president and Sian Elliott, TUC women’s equality officer. A signer will be in attendance.
Please register for the event on Eventbrite. There is a limit of 300 spaces. The forum will be recorded and available on YouTube after the event.
When registering for your space, you will also be able to submit a question for the speakers.