Webinar with CARE: Gendered Dimensions of COVID-19

The Global Philanthropy Forum is pleased to host a webinar on the Gendered Dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic with leaders from CARE. Join us via Zoom on Friday, May 8th from 12:00 to 12:45 PT to learn about the unique challenges women and girls face and the insights they can offer in response to this crisis.

To sign up for this free event, visit the event page on the World Affairs website.

Photo courtesy of CARE.org
Photo courtesy of CARE.org

Women and girls are particularly vulnerable during a crisis such as COVID-19. However, we also know that women are leaders in their communities and offer a unique perspective. In CARE’s experience, responding to women and girls specific needs is an integral aspect of delivering an effective humanitarian response. Over the years, CARE has developed multiple approaches, including Rapid Gender Analysis, to ensure that they are meeting and responding to these specific needs as well as supporting women as leaders. They have practical and concrete experience working on the ground, with women and with communities. In this webinar, CARE leaders Simran Singh and Susannah Friedman will share their insights on the gender and intersectional aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, they’ll discuss the role of philanthropy in reaching this gendered dimension of the crisis.


Susannah Friedman is CARE USA’s Senior Director for Humanitarian Programming and Policy. She has been managing and advising on humanitarian emergencies since 2005.

Simran Singh is the Director, Global Strategy & Gender Equality at CARE Canada, primarily responsible for ensuring policy and advocacy coherence and leading CARE’s technical support team.

Moderating the discussion is Christy Remey Chin, venture partner at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. She is focused on high-impact philanthropy and advancing social entrepreneurship.