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CADTH COVID-19 Webinar - Women's Issues in Pandemic Times: How COVID-19 Has Exacerbated Gender Inequities for Women in Canada and Around the World

Event Date: March 8, 2021
Location: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST
Zoom Webinar (Free — Registration Required)
Result type: Events

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that connects men and women in celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. In honour of this day, CADTH is hosting this special webinar. 

Despite progress in women's issues in recent decades, there is concern that the COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated existing disparities, causing a reversion to traditional gender roles and adversely affecting the health of many women in Canada, with possible long-lasting physical, psychological, social, and economic effects. This talk will explore the mechanisms that lead to inequity and specifically how the COVID 19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequality. The speakers will assess specific examples of gender inequity during COVID-19 in Canada and globally. They will also strategize on effective advocacy interventions that take into account gender-specific considerations and thereby foster gender equity during COVID-19 pandemic management and recovery. #ChooseToChallenge #CADTH_ACMTS #CADTHTalks


  • Olga Bougie, MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Queen's University
  • Innie Chen, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa

To participate, please register (there is no cost). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.