Bulletin Special Series: Through the Lens - Episode #4 - Strengthening National and International Response to the Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

Pau Palop-Garcia

This is a Bulletin special series: Through the Lens, a podcast series analysing global issues through the lens of the United Nations.

Join us as we explore the United Nations, its mission and its future. In each episode we will pick apart a resolution passed by the 75th General Assembly and find out what is going on in our world, how the pre-eminent international body is seeking to address mounting conflicts and dilemmas and what challenges remain.

About this episode

During this episode, we discuss, analyze, and provide insights into how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting women and girls disproportionately and exacerbating pre-pandemic inequalities. We interrogate this issue through the lens of the UN, examining what the global institution has done and should be doing. We draw on real stories of women and girls around the world; share the thoughts of the UN Secretary-General, and feature an interview session with Dr. Christabel Ngwashi, a frontline female health worker in Cameroon. In this episode, we reach the conclusion that the response to the pandemic must be inclusive and gender-sensitive to incorporate the inputs and realities of women. To achieve this, the UN, governments, NGOs, and citizens must take responsibility in delivering a better post-covid world for women and girls.

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About the special series

This podcast special series is a result of the class "Analyzing Global Issues through the Lens of the United Nations: A Podcast" held by Dr. Pau Palop-Garcia at the Brandt School.

Dr. Palop-Garcia is a Research Fellow at the Brandt School since 2021. You can find more about him here.

About the authors

This episode was written and produced by Brandt School students Gifty Tabiri and Damilola Adeniran.

~ The views represented in this blog post do not necessarily represent those of the Brandt School. ~