Building a gender-equal recovery

Building a gender-equal recovery

As part of an OECD Forum series, the virtual event Building a gender-equal recovery took place on 28 April 2021.

This event has now ended and registration is closed – but don't worry, you can still watch the replay!

How can we ensure that the COVID-19 crisis provides the wake-up call needed to accelerate and secure lasting gender equality?

Women have been at the forefront of the pandemic, as healthcare workers, teachers, caregivers, working parents juggling new responsibilities. As countries begin to gradually move to a post-pandemic world it is key that plans for the economic and social recovery from COVID-19 include more women both in terms of representation, but also in terms of taking a gender-perspective in all policy measures for the recovery.

What is your perspective about work-life balance and gender equality after the two-months summer vacations kids had?

Started over 1 year ago

I have the impression that work-life balance is a nice word to add to speeches or policies but in reality it should be practiced by every individual. Recognizing biases and being cognizant that people (men and women) need time off, these practices should come from the top by example. People with kids need to have timeoff to be with their children and we do not want to be at disadvantage. What is your perspective? what is your experience?