Our Response to COVID-19

Joint Declaration by W36 UNESCO Chairs

The Global Summit for Gender-Related Chairs and Networks (W36) convened on Aug 19-20 and brought together UNESCO Chairs from around the world. Hosted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, the summit invited 36 gender-related UNESCO Chairs and networks to share visions, bring together voices, and spark momentum for addressing challenges and co-building a bright future for all women and girls– especially within the fallout of the pandemic.

One of the outcomes of the summit was a signed Declaration by UNESCO Chairs:  The chairs agreed to engage in a joint response to decelerate the impact of COVID-19 on women and children, and transform the role of women and girls in the post-pandemic era.

The Global Summit offered a powerful platform to support the transformation process and reach out to all women worldwide, so no woman or girl is left behind. Read the declaration here, and read/watch a full breakdown of the event here.