Gender matters in Indonesia's Covid-19 policy response

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Event details

Public Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 12 August 2020


Online via Zoom


Melissa Wells, Prospera; Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Prospera; Wita Krisanti, Investing in Women; Ariane Utomo, The University of Melbourne


ANU Indonesia Project
+61 2 6125 5954

The coronavirus pandemic is creating a health and economic crisis of unprecedented proportions all over the world. While the virus has respected no borders, it has exposed deeply rooted inequalities, including in Indonesia. The government is well aware of the social and economic challenges and has announced massive additional state spending.

The webinar will shed light on gender dimensions in the fight against Covid-19 in Indonesia and the path to inclusive economic recovery. The seminar will analyse the situation for specific groups, particularly female health and social workers; households headed by women; women workers in the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic; and women running micro-businesses. The seminar will reflect on policy measures that hold the most promise, and what more may be needed as Indonesia transitions into ‘the new normal’.

This webinar will also bring together gender specialists from other DFAT funded programs and universities to comment and stimulate discussion among members of the audience.

Webinar link:

Webinar passcode: 029070

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