Using a gender lens to address COVID19 response in Refugee Settings

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (EDT)

A diverse panel of experts from the worlds of international development research and practice will discuss research priorities and possible policy solutions for refugees.

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Special COVID-19 Webinar Series

This series of research-to-practice Webinars on the gender dimensions of COVID19 is organized by the Women’s Empowerment in Development (WED) Lab at McGill in partnership with the Institute for the Study of International Development and made possible thanks to funding from the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW 2) program, a multi-funder initiative by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

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Using a gender lens to address COVID19 response in Refugee Settings

A diverse panel of experts from the worlds of international development research and practice will discuss research priorities and possible policy solutions for refugees.

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How can we adopt a gender lens to social protection programs in the face of the COVID-19 crisis?

A diverse panel of experts from the worlds of international development research and practice will discuss research priorities and possible policy solutions for supporting social protection programs targeted at women.

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Effects of COVID-19 on Girls' Education in the Global South

A diverse panel of experts from the worlds of international development research and practice will discuss research priorities and possible policy solutions for addressing girls' education.

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Research Projects

WED Lab members are engaged in projects related to women's empowerment in international development.

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Three Featured Projects

Female Labor Force Participation and Child Outcomes

Partnership including Sarah Brauner-Otto

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Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) Research Series

Partnership including ISID

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Financial Literacy and Educational Incentive Program for Adolescent Girls in Ghana

Partnership including Shelley Clark

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Cash Transfers, Fertility and Women's Empowerment

Partnership including Sonia Laszlo

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Featured Publications

Selected publication produced by WED Lab members are listed on this page. Publications include journal articles, books and book chapters, media coverage, and policy briefs.

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Three Featured Projects

Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Women’s Employment? Evidence from Kenya

Shelley Clark, Caroline Kabiru, Sonia Laszlo and Stella Muthuri

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Natural Resource Collection and Desired Family Size: A Longitudinal Test of Environment-Population Theories

Sarah Brauner-Otto and William G. Axinn

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Bridging the Gap for Women in Science and Technology

Eliane Ubalijoro

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Women's Empowerment in Development Lab

This Research-to-Practice Lab is bridging the gap between academics, practitioners and policy makers in Canada and globally on issues related to women's empowerment in developing countries. The lab is led by Prof. Sonia Laszlo in partnership with McGill Institute for the Study of International Development

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Unpacking Women’s Empowerment: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice in International Development

What constitutes women’s empowerment and how do we evaluate policies and programmes for their impact? Watch video recordings from ISID’s 2018 annual conference 'Unpacking Women’s Empowerment'.