2020 E-Convening

The Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in the MENA Region

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting travel all around the world, Forward Global Women had to cancel their 2020 annual in-person convening. In lieu of this cancellation Forward Global Women put on an e-convening where experts presented an economic and social analysis of the impact that COVID-19 has had on women and girls in each of our MENA Region Country Teams. 


Guest Speakers

Shorouq Shatnawi


Samah Salaime


Dr. Yael Winter Shafran


Boutheina Ben Hassine


Dr. Zaynab El Bernoussi



Our speaker presentations covered the following topics:

  • Women in Medicine in Israel: Challenges during the COVID 19 Pandemic
  • Economic Hindrances Affected Women Working in the Informal Labor Market during COVID 19 in Jordan
  • Domestic Violence Under COVID 19 Conditions in Morocco
  • Collaborations of Women’s Organizations as a Response to COVID 19 in Palestine
  • The Impact of COVID 19 on Girls and Women in Education in Tunisia

Download our e-convening Report here.

This e-convening was moderated by Forward Global Women’s Board Chair, Mary Jo McGuire.

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