Bard College Berlin Presents
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Women's Rights in times of COVID

Online Conversation
3:00 - 4:00 pm CET
9:00 - 10 am EDT

Presented by Bard College, Bard College Berlin and American University of Central Asia

Prof. of Migration Studies Agata Lisiak will join a conversation with speakers from the US and Kyrgyzstan to discuss what is being done on a local level to address the issues women are facing during the current pandemic:

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic a dramatic increase has been reported in violence against women and domestic violence. The policy of isolation and confinement has magnified and aggravated already existing inequalities and disproportionally affected women of color, indigenous women, and trans women. The closing of borders has fractured global care chains and limited women’s access to crucial medical services. As schools and daycare centers remain closed across the globe, women everywhere are facing an additional burden of care work. All these developments are bound to have long-lasting effects on women's rights, economic independence, and participation in decision making and therefore need to be urgently addressed. 

To join via Zoom:

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

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