voices from the grassroots:
COVID-19 and Women from the Global South
The Voices from the Grassroots (VfG) project was initiated by organizational and individual members of the Gender Equality Hub (GE Hub) of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation in April 2020. The objective of the VfG project was to document the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mali, Philippines, South Sudan, and Uganda. The project’s overarching goal is to amplify the voices of women and girls from these countries through stories of their lived experiences and their messages to world leaders, captured through a digital flipbook and shared through virtual events and social media campaigns.
Voices from the Grassroots: COVID-19 and Women from the Global South
October 15, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Watch the recording here.
In honour of the International Day of Rural Women, the ‘Voices from the Grassroots’ working group of OCIC’s Gender Equality Hub is pleased to invite you to a roundtable discussion on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT. This event builds on the Voices from the Grassroots flipbook, an initiative compiling firsthand accounts from Afghanistan, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Philippines, Uganda, and South Sudan to highlight the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls. This event will also coincide with the release of the ‘Voices from the Grassroots Reflections Report’, profiling the lessons learned and best practices for mobilizing voices from the grassroots, as well as recommendations for multiple stakeholders to better support and amplify voices from the grassroots.