The United Nations has launched a major humanitarian response plan to mitigate COVID-19's impact on the world's most vulnerable communities. Understanding the human dimension of the tragedy highlights the dire conditions and prospects of people living in places already affected by conflict and crisis. Moreover, it is important to recognize that women and girls are both uniquely impacted and critical to mitigation strategies during this humanitarian crisis.

Join leading experts for a virtual discussion on the urgent need for a gender-responsive approach to mitigating COVID-19 and global strategies for effectively addressing the pandemic's impact.

Panelists include:

Rt. Hon. David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Ms. Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships, UN Women

Mr. Eric Schwartz, President, Refugees International

Ms. Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Chief Executive Officer, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Dr. Orzala Nemat, Director, The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Moderated by: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

17:00-18:00 GMT+2 /11:00am-12:00 pm EDT

Please register here to receive the the link.

Hosted by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security in partnership with The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre, The PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security and The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.

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