Update, July 25, 2020
Due to scheduling changes, unfortunately, we have to postpone the webinar ‘Mainstreaming Gender in Canada’s International Response to Covid-19’ which was to be held on July 29, Wednesday at 1:00 PM Atlantic (12:00 PM EDT, 9:00 AM PDT).
The webinar will be held at a later date. We will keep you updated with the new date as soon as it is decided with a follow-up email and through the ICN communication channels. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.
The Inter-Council Network
The event has been postponed. We will be releasing the new date through the ICN channels. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
In the face of this unprecedented global crisis, Canada is committed to ensuring that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls remain at the centre of its development and humanitarian assistance efforts. Evidence shows that women and girls are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and existing inequalities may be further exacerbated. Global Affairs Canada has released a technical guidance tool ‘The Gender Equality Guide (GE Guide) for COVID-related projects’ for Canadian partners working on crisis-responses.
The purpose of the GE Guide is to share Canada’s Feminist International Assitance Policy (FIAP) aligned key considerations on how to program for gender equality results in the COVID-19 era. It provides GE-related guidance and analysis to GAC-funded-partners operating in different sectors.
Join Gender Equality Specialist Rita Houkayem (Global Affairs Canada, Partnership for Innovation Branch) on Wednesday, July 29th at 1:00 PM Atlantic as she provides an overview of the new Guide in conversation with the Inter-Council Network, the eight regional and provincial councils, and their members.
Rita Houkayem is a Gender Equality Specialist at Global Affairs Canada working in the Partnerships for Development Branch. She started her career path at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris in health and education and then gained experience at Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada in the Information and Communications Technology sector with a large focus on empowering women in the field. Rita holds an Undergraduate Degree in International Development Studies and French and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs with a Specialisation in Development.