• Camille

    Q: Thank you for this great webinar! Where will you share the link? (to Samira Rafaela)

  • Danae Daal

    Q: @Ruth Rubio Marin: yes

  • Danae

    Q: @Ruth Rubio Marin!

  • Ruth Rubio Marin

    stg eui

    Q: Is this being recorded and will the link be distributed? (to Samira Rafaela)

  • stefanie

    European Parliament

    Q: How will the Commission make sure that the Recovery Fund will be allocated in a measurable gender mainstreamed way, and in addition to address the specific needs of women due to the Covid-19 crisis , such as VAW, SRHR and employment? (to Lesia Radelicki)

  • Madfai Hanane

    Q: the impact of confinement on families and especially women and children such as depression, violence there are more divorces than pregnancies ... there is a serious problem of relations: parents with their children, their capacity to contain them, and to have the situation under control how the commission sees this problem

  • Ioana

    Q: In many Member States, it was not the governments or state institutions (agencies) that took up initiatives during this period, but it was the non-governmental organisations, especially women organisations. And these organisations need to be supported and acknowledged their work, especially post-COVID. (to Lesia Radelicki)

  • Rosanne Schot

    FEL the Netherlands

    Q: Thanks to all the panelists for their contributions! I was wondering if the data of trans and non-binary individuals is also part of the gender sensitive approach. Another point I would like to make is that the rights of sex workers during this crisis are all under pressure and are also majority women and people from marginalized backgrounds. (to Samira Rafaela)

  • bouzaien halima

    arabe belguim

    Q: Arab women are part of European society new , but due to their lack of sufficient engagement,they can not express their suffering in the perid of quarantine and the Corona crisis;do you have a perception of this category thank you (to Samira Rafaela)


    Ministry of Economy

    Q: to all speakers: Let's not forget that the seniority of gender inequalities goes far beyond the Covid19 and its history, roots, pull factors as well the enabling conditions for gender equality must be taken into account, also in the current analysis on the recovery measures and impact. Covid19 is only another negative phenomenon on gender equality but surely not the primary source for gender inequality (to Samira Rafaela)


    Ministry of economy

    Q: gender statistics and analysis have always been available but what lacks is their use for policy making process by political leadership. How to ensure that this knowledge capital is fully and properly taken into consideration - AND NOT IGNORED - by policy makers and that gender analysis is integrated in the policy design process? (to Samira Rafaela)

  • Petra Stienen

    Dutch senator and Vice chair Equality and Non-discrimination Committee Parliamentary Assemblee Council of Europe

    Q: To all the speakers and Samira Rafaela, excellent livecasts, very insightful for our work at the PACE, let’s learn from eachother and share insights and expertise, for a more equal, intersectional and gender responsive recovery from the covid-19 crisis in the whole of Europe

  • Floor Elize Knoote

    Dimes Consultancy

    Q: Dear Neal, thank you for your presentation. ~Is there a public report available on the polling that you did together with IPPF? I am working on a study for the Dutch gender Platform and I think it would be valuable to include some of your findings. best Floor (to Neil Datta)

  • Maurizio Mosca


    Q: Good point Sjoerd. it takes men's engagement to shift the situation on gender equality and a greater engagement on the design of the reshaping of our society, otherwise we will stick to the inequalities and our policies will be ineffective, fully aware of it and without the chance for policy makers to say they didn't know. thanks for your input (to Sjoerd Warmerdam)

  • Sanja Bilic

    European Forum of Muslim Women

    Q: Thank you for insightful speech. Agree with the need to have common and concrete measures and harmonise the women's rights in Europe by promoting gender equality and gender rights. You rightly stated that this is an opportunity for a change, change for all women. I just wanted to ask how will the minority women's voices be included and acted on? In particular, I interested in Muslim women equal rights as they are one of the most effected minorities in Europe, experiencing multiple levels of intersectional discrimination. Thanks (to Irène Tolleret)

  • Chiara Cosentino

    End FGM European Network

    Q: Thank you very much for this great opportunity and important webinar, very timely considering that today is the International Day on Action for Women's Health! How can the EU ensure to put at the center of COVID-19 crisis response SRHR and support services for survivors of GBV, including FGM not to have a disproportionate impact on women and their health? (to Lesia Radelicki)

  • Maurizio Mosca

    Ministry of Economy

    Q: It's important but also strategic to address and engage actively also men, as gender equality is an universal value and it won't be achieved as far as it is perceived and communicated as a "women's issue". By the way, I signed the initiative and I'm an active supporter of gender equality. (to Emanuela Girardi)

  • Maurizio Mosca

    Ministry of Economy

    Q: It's important to stress the needs set by the crisis and to list valuable initiatives. I think it's key to strengthen the institutional mechanisms for gender equality at EU and national level, because those infrastructures have mandate, expertise and tools to implement GM strategies and solidly integrate gender perspective into the policy (recovery and relaunch) agenda. Without infrastructure there will only be a social and political debate without any concrete policy outcome. How to support those institutional mechanisms?

  • Marine Uldry

    European Disability Forum

    Q: Good morning, thank you very much for organising this important event. Data collection is crucial to monitor the pandemic and its impact on the most vulnerable groups including among women. Women with disabilities represent 16% of the EU population (60 millions) and we are afraid that their issues will remain invisible if data is not collected and disaggregated not only by gender but also by age and disability. How will EIGE ensure disagregation of data to reflect the impact of the pandemic on various groups of women, including women with disabilities? (to Carlien Scheele)

  • Irene Rosales

    European Women's Lobby

    Q: What legislative actions will be initiated by the European Commission to make common standards for data collection mandatory and standardised across all EU Member States to ensure that sex-disaggregated data on male violence against all women and girls is made available, particularly to inform emergency responses and plans for redesign and renewal of our systems post COVID-19? Thank you very much! (to Lesia Radelicki)

  • Catriona Graham

    European Women's Lobby

    Q: What plans are in place to further develop the ‘intersecting inequalities’ section of the Gender Equality Index, to ensure it will be possible to analyse the data not only on the basis of sex but also in cross-reference with other protected characteristics, to identify the specific experiences of, for example, women with disabilities, older women, or asylum seeking women – and what additional measures can Member States take to support this work? (to Carlien Scheele)

  • Asha Allen

    European Women's Lobby

    Q: What steps do you advise the EC should ensure that a Strategy on Artificial Intelligence is fully gender-responsive, particularly in the high-risk area of health where sexist stereotypes persist and present a clear risk to life? (to Emanuela Girardi)

  • Claire Fourçans

    European Women's Lobby

    Q: Dear MEP, the European Women's Lobby has gathered testimonies from its members' organisations across Europe showing the deep impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women. They are reporting on the dire situation of women and girls who now face deepening risks of male violence, poverty and threat to their economic independence (read our paper here: https://womenlobby.org/Women-must-not-pay-the-price-for-COVID-19-Putting-equality-between-women-and-7953). What is EU's plan to specifically address this impact of the crisis on women and prevent they continue to bear the burden of it? (to Chrysoula Zacharopoulou)

  • Anila

    New Women Connectors

    Q: Thank you so much for organizing this, Much needed. My question, how to strengthen the already initiative led by refugee and migrant Women prohects as response? There is lack of visibility and financial resources to these initiatives. Being a founder of a Women led Organisation, We are proactively creating platforms to connect with diverse women migrant women and highlighting not only the barriers women facing covid 19 but also bringing salutions. But there is Lack of collaboration and coordination from The INGos / EC , which we require to be more sustainable. We are monitoring the situation of Migrants and Refugee women and impact of Covid-19 on these communities so how we can be direct part for These debates to share these all updates? anila noor / New Women Connectors (to Samira Rafaela)