1 September 2020 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Zoom online meeting


This event announcement is based on an invitation to this meeting we received from the WHO secretariat (see below). As there is no related WHO website, we herewith publish it as a service to our members and partners. For the background and further sessions of this initial series of Covid-19 related civil society dialogue meetings with the WHO Director-General: see here.


Invitation to CSO – WHO DG dialogue:
“Achieving a gender transformative COVID response”

Organized by GENDRO and Women in Global Health, this dialogue forms the first one in the series of CSO – WHO DG dialogues selected by CSOs to be organized on different topics of interest for the civil society related to COVID-19 response.

The dialogue session on 1 September

The dialogue with WHO Director “Achieving a gender transformative COVID response” will take place on Tuesday 1 September 2:00-3:30 Central European Summer Time (GMT + 02:00), with links available in English and French. Through a dynamic, solutions-oriented dialogue session, this will be an opportunity to highlight three specific aspects of gender transformation: leadership, including in the response to COVID at local, national, regional and international levels; data, particularly strategies to ensure the collection and use of gender disaggregated data in times of COVID; and health care, with a focus on women on the frontlines. The session seeks to focus on solutions and strategies for progress, including what civil society asks of WHO and also what civil society itself can do.

Post your questions and comments in advance

As we recognize that time during the online dialogue is necessarily limited, we invite you to  post your questions and comments in advance  and vote on them on Slido starting from 26 August until the end of the Dialogue on 1 September 2020.  The three themes around gender transformation are Leadership, Data, and Health care, and before posting your question of comment, you will need to choose which one of the themes you are contributing to (selection on the upper left corner of the Slido page). Please find the link to Slido here: https://app.sli.do/event/gjwyafr1/live/questions

Login to the meeting (Zoom conference platform)

Please find the link to connect to the dialogue “Achieving a gender transformative COVID response” on Tuesday 1 September 2:00-3:30 Central European Summer Time (GMT + 02:00) below. You may wish to down load the Zoom application. Once you have connected, you can choose your language English/ French.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://who.zoom.us/j/95741534182
When requested:
Passcode: 3G#2020m, Meeting ID: 957 4153 4182
One tap mobile +41225910005,,95741534182#,,,,,,0#,,61895024# Switzerland

Announcement sent out via e-mail on 26 August 2020 by: Dr. Gaudenz Silberschmidt, Director Health and Multilateral Partnerships, WHO, silberschmidtg@who.int