Reviewing the evidence-to-policy-gap for gender-responsive COVID-19 policies

In-person and online

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed existing faultlines in health inequities, throwing into sharp relief the differences in health outcomes depending on socio-demographic and structural drivers such as poverty, race, geography and gender. Very few of these inequities were unexpected, but, conversely, few of them seem to have played a significant role in driving the policy responses from national/sub-national Governments around the world.

Presenting data collected for the past two and a half years in constructing the world’s largest database of sex-disaggregated COVID-19 data from national sources, this talk will explore the evidence around the roles that sex and gender played in health inequities in the COVID-19 pandemic. It will review the extent to which health policies were gender-responsive, and will question what might be contributing to the gap between evidence and policy.

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