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A new generation of national employment policies can play an important role to promote an inclusive, job-rich recovery from the COVID-19. They are gender-responsive, emphasize demand side policies, and focus on implementation. To counter the gender effects of the COVID-19 crisis, policymakers need to consider how gender equality objectives can be integrated into national employment policies as a core objective across different policy domains.

This webinar will bring policymakers, academic experts and ILO employment specialists from different regions to share knowledge on how they have produced specific diagnostics on how women and men have been impacted by the crisis, and the ways in which they have progressed in implementing gender-responsive employment policies.

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Moderator: Sukti Dasgupta, Branch Chief, Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch, ILO.

Opening remarks: Sangheon Lee, Director, Employment Policy Department, ILO.

Session 1 – Gendered impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and response

Employment impacts of COVID-19,
Valeria Esquivel, Employment Policies and Gender Specialist, GENDER/EMPLAB, ILO (10 min)

Gender-responsive fiscal stimulus packages,
Professor Lekha Chakraborty (TBC) (10 min)

Gender-responsive sectoral policies
, Marzia Fontana (TBC) (10 min)

Gender-responsive National Employment Policies,
Eléonore D’Achon, Employment Specialist (10 min)

(10 min).

Session 2 – Engaging policy makers in gender-responsive employment policies

The experience of Argentina, Mercedes D’Alessandro, National Director of Economics, Gender and Equality, Ministry of Economics, Argentina (10 min)

The experience of Morocco (TBC) (10 min)

Conclusion: Sukti Dasgupta, ILO (5 min).

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