Women in Global Health Norway Annual Conference 2020 - Day 2

Women in Global Health (WGH) Norway is pleased to announce their very first Annual Conference happening this Fall. Please join this two-day virtual event focusing on WGH in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WGH Norway’s two-day virtual annual conference will take place on October 21st (Day 1) and 23rd (Day 2), 2020. The Day 1 event page can be found here. The conference will focus on the ​WGH's Five Asks for Gender-Responsive Global Health Security from the #COVID5050 WGH International campaign, particularly targeting Asks 1-3:

  1. Include women in global health security decision making structures and public discourse

  2. Provide health workers, most of whom are women, with safe and decent working conditions

  3. Recognize the value of women’s unpaid care work by including it in the formal labor market and redistributing unpaid family care equally

We are bringing together an array of national and international speakers working in diverse settings who will bring in deep expertise on global health security; the risks faced by women working in the frontlines of the pandemic and how to alleviate these; and bring to light the value of unpaid work conducted by women in the pandemic. 

In addition to this, we want to provide a forum for young global health professionals to understand career opportunities and challenges. We are bringing together women leaders in global health to share their experiences of their career paths in different sectors, including the experiences of women of color in global health and how they dealt with various challenges. 

The event will also include the opportunity to interact with various speakers and share experiences and questions in virtual break-out sessions.

Soon the agenda and list of speakers/presenters for both Day 1 and 2 will be made available. Registration for the annual conference will open at the end of August!

Women in Global Health Norway webpage


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Published July 7, 2020 8:45 PM - Last modified July 31, 2020 12:51 PM