HELICONference | Beyond the virus: Addressing gender disparities during COVID-19

Last updated on 18-12-2023 by Cassandre Dugailliez

Tue, 16/01/2024 - 12:00 to 13:00

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Gender disparities during COVID-19 extend far beyond infection rates. Scientific evidence indicates that the indirect effects of COVID-19 have disproportionately impacted women. Gender intersects with economic, social, environmental, and health factors, creating a complex web of challenges. This webinar explores how these differences manifest across various facets of the crisis, spanning from the workplace to the home.

HELICON has invited five leading researchers in the field to discuss the health risks faced by different genders during the pandemic. Recognizing and addressing these gender-specific challenges is not only a matter of equity but also crucial for developing targeted and effective responses.

Join us as our experts delve into the intricacies of gender disparities and share their insights on formulating effective health strategies. This webinar serves as a platform to equip participants with the knowledge needed to foster a more inclusive and targeted response to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19.


14h00    Welcome & Introduction
              Prof. Dr. Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sciensano
14h05    IPV during COVID: crisis as game changer for policymaking
              Prof. Dr. Charlotte Vanneste, NICC-INCC & Prof. Dr. Catherine Fallon, ULiège
14h20    Gender analysis of Belgian recovery and resilience plans
              Dr. Laurène Thil, KULeuven
14h35    An intersectional approach to gender inequalities during the pandemic: Insights from RESISTIRÉ
              Dr. Federica Rossetti, Sciensano
14h55    Closing remarks
              Dr. Hildegard Van Hove, Instituut voor de gelijkheid van vrouwen en mannen- Institut pour l’égalité des femmes et des hommes

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