UNITAR CIFAL JEJU organises the second round of its webinar on the resilient livelihoods of the urban poor in the COVID-19 context.

This webinar takes its foundation from  the ‘UN Framework for the Immediate Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19’ paper published in April 2020: women, older persons, children and youth, those working in urban informal sectors, and many other marginalised people are included in at-risk populations experiencing the highest degree of socio-economic exclusion. The measures including lockdowns and social distancing to contain the pandemic have made it much more challenging for women in urban slums to carry on their economic activities for livelihoods, especially, those dependent on daily wages cannot afford to leave work. There is also a growing concern about their safety issues. During COVID-19, sexual harassment and different forms of violence against women continue to occur in public spaces1. The realities as such have a negative impact on women’s freedom of movement, livelihood opportunities, and access to services.

Event Date, Time: 7 October 2020 at 4PM (Korean Time | GMT+9)
Mode: Webinar with interactive discussion
Application Deadline: 4 October 2020 (Sunday)
Registration: shorturl.at/iuBIR
CIFAL Jeju website: http://cifaljeju.org/

Considering those factors in mind, the webinar set objectives below:

  • To provide a platform to share good practices and lessons learned
  • To discuss how different strategies and policies can be adopted to address the livelihood issues facing women and girls
  • To share ideas on how to ensure more equal, inclusive and resilient societies in the COVID-19 context

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