WHA Side event : Webinar on Gender, Equity and Human Rights at the heart of the pandemic convention

26 May 2022 | Organisers: UNITE and GENDRO 

UNITE, a global parliamentarian network for global health, hosted a webinar as a side event of the World Health Assembly “Gender, equity and human rights at the heart of the pandemic convention.”  

Dr. Shirin Heidari, the founding president of GENDRO, spoke at this webinar on the impact of COVID-19 and pandemics on women’s rights and the need to include a gender perspective in the pandemic convention. Heidari highlighted GENDRO’s Consensus Statement which urgers Member States to the Pandemic Treaty to prioritize gender equality and human rights in a new international instrument for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. It emphasizes the need for gender-responsive research, inclusive policies, and measures to address gender-based violence and ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services. 

This webinar facilitated a dialogue between parliamentarians and gender experts and global health professionals to exchange insights into how human rights and gender equality approaches can be incorporated into future pandemic policies. 

Event website: https://gphcpanel.org/events/gender-equity-and-human-rights-at-the-heart-of-the-pandemic-convention/