Meeting of African Ministers in charge of Gender and Women’s Affairs on “COVID-19 Response and Recovery” - a Gendered Framework
UN Women and the African Union, in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will host the inaugural meeting of African Ministers for Gender and Women’s Affairs, on 12 May 2020 under the theme “COVID-19 Response and Recovery - a Gendered Framework."
Focusing on how to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on African women and girls, the meeting will be co-chaired by UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Chairperson of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Beatrice Lomeya Atilite.
The ministerial meeting is expected to discuss key lessons learned and good practices in gender-responsive crisis management and mitigation, agree on and articulate strategic priorities to advocate for a gender-responsive crisis management and response, and for a gender-transformative recovery framework. It will also articulate key actions to be prioritized at regional and country levels.
The political declaration emanating from the meeting will address the challenges facing women and girls in Africa due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while informing response and recovery planning and financing.
Today, @UN_Women and @_AfricanUnion, in partnership with @ECA_OFFICIAL, hosted an online roundtable with African Ministers of Gender & Women's Affairs.— Phumzile Mlambo (@phumzileunwomen) May 12, 2020
Thank you to all participants for sharing best practices on how to mitigate the impacts of #COVID19 on African women & girls. pic.twitter.com/ldg06kBlAL
"We're asking governments across #Africa to make sure that women are fully engaged in the #COVID19 response and recovery efforts"— UN Women Arabic (@unwomenarabic) May 12, 2020
- @UN_Women Exec. Dir. @phumzileunwomen, addressing African Ministers of Gender & Women’s Affairs @ECA_OFFICIAL | @_AfricanUnion | @unwomenafrica pic.twitter.com/wGGGpJZsTW
Ministers of Gender & Women's Affairs from @_AfricanUnion Member States with highest number of #COVID19 cases and those with lowest number shared best practices/lessons in providing gender-responsive responses to the pandemic including addressing #GBV and economic toll on women. pic.twitter.com/85Nw59D2ge— UN Women Africa (@unwomenafrica) May 12, 2020