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Chair:Monica Ahlawat
Co-chair:Bindhy Wasini Pandey

Women in COVID-19 This session of Commission on Gender and Geography is on Women in COVID-19. COVID-19 is not only a challenge for global health systems, but also a test of our human spirit. In the home, women perform the bulk of care work, unpaid and invisible. Both are foundational to daily life and the economy. targeting women and girls in all efforts to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. It will be important to apply an intentional gender lens to social assistance programmes to achieve greater equality, opportunities, and social protection. Putting women and girls at the centre of economies will fundamentally drive better and more sustainable development outcomes for all, support a more rapid recovery, and place us back on a footing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. According to the United Nations ensuring women's equal representation in all covid-19 response planning and decision-making. Evidence across sectors, including economic planning and emergency response, demonstrates that policies that do not consult women or include them in decision-making are simply less effective, and can even do harm. Beyond individual women, women's organizations who are often on the front line of response in communities should also be represented & supported. We need to drive transformative change for equality.