The current COVID crisis has seen an increased, unequal burden placed upon women. In both our health services and voluntary organisations, but also in the home where many have to juggle work, home schooling and being carers. We have also seen truly inspirational and re-assuring leadership by women in dealing with the pandemic and its consequences.
Part of our “Parliaments in Dialogue” series, our distinguished panel will look at why leaders such as Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and New Zealand’s Jacinda Arden are perceived as having done better than their male counterparts in dealing with the COVID pandemic, and whether the qualities with which they are associated: decisiveness, empathy, compassion, efficiency and, perhaps above all, an ability to communicate in an open and clear manner can be further utilised in “building back better” to improve the lives of all and to deal with issues such as climate change.
- Heidi HAUTALA MEP (Finland), Vice-President, European Parliament
- Rt Hon Caroline NOKES MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, House of Commons
- Layla NAFFA, Director of Programmes, Arab Women Organization of Jordan ( AWO )
- Megha MOHAN, Gender & Identity Correspondent, BBC
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