Johnson & Johnson Foundation is pleased to partner with Women in Global Health (WGH) on a digital Action Labs series to foster dialogue on how gender inequity is impacting the global response to COVID-19.
Women form 70% of the global health workforce fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet women's expertise and perspectives are woefully underrepresented in decision-making spaces including on national task forces and WHO’s COVID-19 emergency response committee. The Five Asks for Gender-Responsive Global Health Security put forth by WGH confront the many ways power and privilege play out in the provision of healthcare worldwide which undermine global health by preventing women from contributing equally to the fight against challenges like COVID-19.
Each Action Lab, produced in collaboration with the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation, will address one of the WGH Five Asks through interactive panel discussions showcasing the voices of those central to the response to COVID-19 and are designed to drive local advocacy. Action Lab 1 focused on women in global health security decision-making and women's leadership within the health and social care workforce.
Don’t miss the second lab in this series on Thursday, September 24 that will address Ask 2: Provide health workers, most of whom are women, with safe and decent working conditions, featuring a range of speakers from across the health and social workforce to discuss the challenges COVID-19 has placed on their sector.
Join us, and Engage! Enable! And Ignite Action! Gender Equality can’t wait till the next pandemic.