Applying the Gender lens to COVID19 - Statement by our member CEE Gender Network

Not only is CEE Gender Network an affiliate member of SOLIDAR and SOLIDAR Foundation, but also its chair Daša Šašić Šilović has won the Silver Rose Award 2020 in the category Together for Social Europe, for her outstanding struggle in promoting the empowerment of women and putting gender equality objectives into mainstream strategies and policies.

We take this opportunity to share the organisation´s perspective of the COVID19 crisis:

" (...) Above all this is a time for the progressive, left, social-democratic forces to recoup, revisit where they fell short in the protection of equitable socio-political systems, social justice and solidarity. They should assume the lead in launching ambitious and bold recovery plans and guide the strategic choices we make for the “new” post-Corona order at all levels.

Can this opportunity be used to discuss how to address discrimination overall, especially gender based discrimination and stereotypes in the private and public spheres? … Apart from overall gender disaggregation – from data collection to gender mainstreaming, there are positive measures governments can do, for instance to prop up the service and care sectors where women are prevalent in the labor force, fiscal policies and new budgeting should also be gender sensitive…"  Read more in the CEE Gender Network Statement.

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