Mainstreaming Gender in COVID-19 response to Save Economies

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Date: Thursday May 28, 2020
Time: 10 – 11 am
Location: Online Webinar


In this webinar in partnership with the Gender Equality Network (GEN), you will understand relations between gender & economy and why gender mainstreaming is important in the time of crisis like COVID-19 pandemic and the discussion will provide easy tips for gender for gender mainstreaming into all levels of work.


In this webinar, Gender Equality Network’ Director, May Sabe Phyu will discuss:

– Why is gender needed?

– Relations between gender & economy

 What is gender mainstreaming?

How can integrate gender mainstreaming in COVID-19 response?

How mainstreaming gender will save/contribute to economies?


Join us for an informative session to learn gender mainstreaming in the workplace.


The webinar will be in Burmese, and is free and open to the public. Register to attend below!


About the Speakers



May Sabe Phyu

May Sabe Phyu is the Director of the Gender Equality Network (GEN), a coalition of more than 100 organizations collaborating to advocate for women’s rights to end discrimination against women and ethnic and religious minorities in Myanmar. She works actively in the areas of the prevention of violence against women, law reform and women’s engagement to bring peace. She also co-founded the Kachin Peace Network (KPN) and Kachin Women Peace Network (KWPN) to raise awareness of the human cost of conflict and to advocate for peace and reconciliation.


She is chairing the Alliance for Gender Inclusion for Peace Process (AGIPP) for promoting women’s meaningful participation in Myanmar’s peace process. For her leadership in advocating for the full and equal rights of women, ethnic and religious minorities in Myanmar, May Sabe Phyu was honored with an International Women of Courage Award by the State Secretary of the United States of America in 2015 and Global Trailblazer Award in 2017 by Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security. She was listed as one of the inspiring women leaders in changing Myanmar’s society by many local and international news media.


She has been also recognized as distinguished alumni by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Alumni Association (AITAA), Thailand in September 2015, where she received her first Master degreed in Gender and Development Studies. In May 2018, she received the Josephine S. Vernon Award as an outstanding Mason Fellow who embodies the sprit and mission of the Edward S. Mason Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she attained her second Master degreed in Public Administration.