The devastating impact of Covid-19 on young urban women

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ActionAid Event with Katherine Mulhern, Director of CFID and Baroness Sugg.


It is a year since Covid-19 swept across the globe.

Over that period, it has become increasingly clear that the pandemic is widening existing inequalities.  

Women and girls are bearing the brunt of the social and economic consequences.

Many first responders are women, putting them both at risk and well placed to drive response strategies.

It’s time to put women first and trust their knowledge and expertise

Governments, including the UK, can and must do more to prioritise and advance women and girls’ rights and support women’s rights organisations,

including in times of crisis.

Join ActionAid UK for a timely panel discussion looking at:


The devastating impact of Covid-19 on young urban women


Thursday 24 February 2021

11.00 – 12.30 GMT



We will hear from:


  • Wangari Kinoti, International Women’s Rights Policy Adviser, ActionAid International
  • Dorcas Zoogha, Representative of the Young Urban Women Movement, Ghana
  • Baroness Sugg, Former Minister for FCDO; Co-chair APPG Population, Development and Reproductive Health, Member Lords International Relations and Defence Committee
  • Katherine Mulhern, Director, Conservative Friends for Development 


The event will be chaired by

Lila Caballero Sosa, Head of Research and Programme Policy, ActionAid UK



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