Gender and Disability Dimensions of COVID-19

Online Panel Discussion

Tuesday 7 July 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 (IST) | 15:00 – 16:00 (AEST)

The impacts of COVID-19 are not gender-neutral. National and international responses must address the gendered impacts of this pandemic, to avoid major setbacks in gender equality.

Join an online panel discussion on “Gender and Disability Dimensions of COVID-19” featuring Australian alumni and subject matter experts from Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

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Hawwa Leesha

Co-founder and Advocacy Director – Institute for Wellness Education, Maldives


Manique Gunaratne

Manager – Specialised Training and Disability Resource Centre, The Employer’s Federation of Ceylon, Sri Lanka

Ahmed Anwar

Chairperson – Hope for Women, Maldives


Moderator: Sarah Soysa

National Programme Analyst – SRHR United Nations
Population Fund, Sri Lanka