Women’s Economic Empowerment and COVID-19 in the Pacific: Webinar 1

A webinar about women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in the context of COVID-19 and the Pacific is being held on 22 July.

The webinar aims to identify measures for a gender-aware and feminist response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls in the Pacific. It also seeks to broaden a shared understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on women and marginalised groups in the Pacific, including on changes in women’s paid and unpaid labour.

Moderated by Tara Chetty, Partnerships Lead of the Support Unit of Pacific Women, the webinar panel is comprised of women from around the Pacific region who will discuss women’s livelihoods and government efforts to assist women, particularly those in the informal economy:

  • Asita Molotii is Director of the Gender Affairs Department, Government of Tuvalu.
  • Brenda Andrias is the Programme Manager of the Safe and Prosperous Districts Programme, UN Women in Papua New Guinea.
  • Maureen Penjueli is the Coordinator of the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG).

You can watch the webinar in one of three ways:

This is the first in a series of webinars being planned by a regional women’s economic empowerment (WEE) roundtable group that meets quarterly, hosted by the Pacific Women Support Unit. The WEE roundtable brings together stakeholders to contribute to the body of knowledge about what women’s economic empowerment looks like in the Pacific and how women’s economic empowerment can best be supported in the region.

To find out when the webinar will be live near you, please refer to the following timezones:

  • 9am–10am (UTC+10): Chuuk (Federated States of Micronesia); Guam; Goroka, Lae and Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea).
  • 10am–11am (UTC+11): Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia); Solomon Islands; Vanuatu; Arawa (Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea).
  • 11am–12pm (UTC+12): Fiji; Nauru; Republic of the Marshall Islands; Tarawa (Kiribati); Tuvalu.
  • 12pm–1pm (UTC+13): Samoa; Tonga.