Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Feminist Mobilizations at the time of COVID-19: Experiences from the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Watch on Watson's YouTube channel

Join us for a roundtable conversation with and between feminist activists and scholars from the Caribbean and Latin America, Gabrielle Hosein and Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, and from the Middle East, Lina Abou-Habib and Mozn Hassan

Feminists all over the world have responded to and mobilized to address the wide-ranging inequalities and forms of gender-based violence exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Women have been disproportionately affected in terms of unemployment, limited access to adequate health care, political marginalization, and increasing and intensified forms of gender-based violence. What are feminists challenging, what are they concretely suggesting and what are their strategies, especially in terms of collaboration with national governments, international organizations, and transnational feminist campaigns? This webinar aims to discuss feminist mobilization and strategies at the time of COVID-19 in relation to Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. The idea is to look at both specificities and similarities in feminist struggles during this challenging period.