The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on gender equality and inclusion

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A few Hub researchers are developing a research project focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on gender equality and inclusion. The COVID-19 crisis has significant and unforeseen societal and economic ramifications, both in the short and the long term. This project focuses on the impact the COVID-19 crisis has on our society, exploring how it may simultaneously exacerbate existing inequalities, constituting a setback to gender equality achievements of recent decades, and prove to be a window of opportunity for enhancing equality. It will aim to provide a broader, intersectional analysis of these effects, which takes into account the complexities of multiple inequalities and disadvantages.

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The Hub’s Gender, Diversity & COVID-19 platform

Development of the multi-university course “COVID-19 and Global Inequalities”, in collaboration with UC Berkeley

For a first mapping of the gendered impact of the COVID-19 crisis, see this article published in the European Equality Law Review by Birte Böök, Franka van Hoof, Linda Senden and Alexandra Timmer.

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