About the event

This roundtable aimed to discuss how governments can promote gender equality and women’s empowerment as part of the COVID-19 recovery process, considering gender-differentiated impacts of the pandemic.  

Progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment remains uneven across the region, with progress moving at fast pace in some areas and stalling in others. As has been widely accepted, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities and widened gender gaps across various spheres. More than ever, building “forward” better requires acceleration of efforts that bring clear measurable results across all SDGs.  

Through this roundtable, policy makers and experts from member States presented proven “accelerator” practices towards progress in specific SDG 5 targets that are contributing to meeting the 2030 deadline, including measures and actions for COVID-19 recovery that are inclusive and gender-responsive.

UNWOMEN/IBC on Gender Equality | Contributors: ITU, WIPO