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Launch of Asia-Pacific report: Unlocking the lockdown

Bangkok
Unlocking the lockdown

You're invited to the launch of the new report:

Unlocking the lockdown: The gendered effects of COVID-19 on achieving the SDGS in Asia and the Pacific.

21 July 2020

9:00 - 10:30 (Bangkok)

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Read the report

COVID-19 has affected men and women differently. Although more men have died from the pandemic, women’s mental health is taking a bigger toll, their workload at home has multiplied and their economic resources are dwindling. 

These effects are hard to capture, as social distancing measures have rendered traditional data collection methods impossible. In response to this challenge, UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and Pacific turned to innovative solutions to pursue data collection at this critical time.

By leveraging public-private partnerships, UN Women engaged with national governments and mobile network operators to roll out a series of rapid assessment surveys in 11 Asia-Pacific countries. As data collection began within a week of the pandemic being declared, results are now available to guide policy makers in their responses.

The results are captured in the report Unlocking the lockdown: The gendered effects of COVID-19 on achieving the SDGS in Asia and the Pacific.

Join us at the launch event to hear about key findings from the report. 

 

Agenda

 
09:00 – 09:10
Opening remarks and introduction

Mohammad Naciri
Director, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

09:10 - 09:30
Presentation of main findings

Sara Duerto Valero
Regional Advisor – Gender Statistics, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Cecilia Tinonin
Statistics Specialist, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

09:30 – 10:10
Panel discussion:
The importance of gender data and innovative data collection methods to inform a gender sensitive recovery

Ministry of Women, Samoa

Australian Bureau of Statistics

National Bureau of Statistics, Maldives

DTAC

International Rescue Committee

Moderator: Sarah Knibbs
Deputy Representative, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

10:10 - 10:25
Q&A
10:25 - 10:30
Closing remarks

Mohammad Naciri

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