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GLOBE roundtable | The Impact of COVID-19 on Migration and Health. A Gender Perspective

Tuesday January 26, 2021, from 15:00 to 16:00

Anna Triandafyllidou (Ryerson University · Toronto)
Sarah Hawkes (University College London (UCL) and Global Health 50/50)
Chair: Andrea C. Bianculli (IBEI)

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The global COVID-19 pandemic affects us all - yet its impact is felt disproportionally more by some demographics than others. The crisis reminded the world of persistent inequalities, for instance regarding access to health care. It caused suffering in some of the most vulnerable communities, such as migrants and refugees. And in failing to acknowledge the gendered impact of the pandemic as well as of government responses, be it from national or global institutions, women are feeling the burden even more.

This GLOBE roundtable explores gender and intersectionality perspectives related to the pandemic. Our two invited experts, Sarah Hawkes and Anna Triandafyllidou, will take a special look at the impact of COVID-19 on people of all genders, analysing questions of health and migration.

Anna Triandafyllidou - Canada Excellence Research Chair on Migration and Integration at Ryerson University and Member of GLOBE Advisory Board.

Sarah Hawkes - Professor of Global and Public Health at University College London (UCL), Director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health and Co-Director of Global Health 50/50.

Chair: Andrea C. Bianculli - Assistant Professor at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and Head of the GLOBE Gender Equality Committee.

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