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Impact of Covid-19 on Women in Higher Education
When countries across the Asia Pacific went into lockdown in early 2020 we didn’t realize the effect it would take on women. The OECD reports that women fuel the fight against COVID-19, making up almost 70% of the health care workforce and making them more vulnerable to infection. At the same time, women are also shouldering much of the burden at home, given school and child care facility closures and longstanding gender inequalities in unpaid work. Women also face high risks of job and income loss, and face increased risks of violence, exploitation, abuse or harassment during times of crisis and quarantine.

Women in academia have suffered a similar fate, with research outputs plummeting during lockdown while men’s have increased. In this webinar, leading researchers discuss the challenges that women face during the lockdown and strategies to overcome barriers to publishing, forging new research partnerships, and establishing funding. What policies can universities take to address these challenges?

Dec 2, 2020 09:00 AM in Hong Kong SAR

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