International Women’s Day Panel 2021
COVID-19 has blazed a path of destruction and devastation across the world, threatening to undo a decade of progress on poverty alleviation and financial inclusion. Women are at the center of this storm. Likewise, the pandemic posed unprecedented dangers to the health and safety of their households. At the same time, women’s livelihoods, which pay for necessities like food and school supplies, proved uniquely vulnerable to the economic disruptions occasioned by the pandemic. As a result, these disruptions can only worsen existing gender disparities, especially in parts of the world where women are already facing persistent barriers to equality.
This year, on the week of International Women’s Day, join FINCA Impact Finance for a virtual panel and discussion on COVID’s effect on women and the road to recovery. The panelists will share the results of their research and response, but also to have an open conversation about how the microfinance sector should respond.