‘Covid-19 – the impact on women in Coventry’ digital report launch

Event Date: Thursday 9th July 2020

Digital launch of the UK Women's Budget Group's latest report on the gendered impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women in Coventry.

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The Women’s Budget Group, as part of the Coventry Women’s Partnership, invites you to join this webinar, on Thursday 9 July 4-5.30pm BST, exploring the impact of Covid-19 on women in Coventry. Register here

This is the final event of our series exploring the economic issues that disadvantaged and marginalised women in Coventry face, in collaboration with voluntary organisations who provide support to women in the city, and generously funded by the Smallwood Trust.

The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated many of the pre-existing inequalities that women in Coventry were experiencing, including lower earnings and incomes, housing unaffordability and homelessness, expensive childcare, a social security safety net unfit for purpose, and lack of support for the most marginalised women. The women’s voluntary sector, although stronger and more cooperative than in other parts of the country, is struggling to meet the demand for support services after a decade of austerity and the impact of Covid-19.

Join local Coventry South MP Zarah SultanaCoventry Women’s Partnership connector Faye PettittWomen’s Budget Group researcher Anna Johnston and others as they reflect on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on women in the city now and in the coming months.