Impacts of COVID-19 on Informal Women Workers in Kenya, Uganda, and India: Global Lessons from REBUILD

Event Details

Date: July 12, 2023

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Online, EST


Media Contact

Anne McPherson

Vice President, Global Communications email [email protected]

About The Event

Join the International Center for Research on Women for a global event where we unravel the untold stories of women working in urban informal economies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This event marks the culmination of an impactful study conducted in India, Kenya, and Uganda, and it promises to shed light on the intersection of policy responses, social norms, and the pandemic’s effects. Expect insightful presentations by international researchers unveiling the hard-hitting realities these women faced, from livelihood struggles to gender-based violence. This event is not just a discussion; it’s a call to action for more equitable, gender-responsive policies. Don’t miss this chance to be part of the conversation that shapes a more inclusive post-pandemic world.


REBUILD is a three-country study in India, Kenya, and Uganda that sought to understand how COVID-19-related health and economic shocks — and the policy responses to them — interact with pre-existing gender and other social norms to impact livelihoods, the experience of gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) outcomes for women who work in the urban informal economy. As the REBUILD project comes to a close, this global event will bring together researchers from each of the three countries to present key insights and themes found throughout the project.

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