Impact of Covid-19 on Women

WUCWO World Women’s Observatory will present its first report

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On 14 June 2022, at 10.30 a.m., the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO/UMOFC) will present the World Women’s Observatory and its work in Latin America and Africa at Palazzo Altieri, in Rome. It will also be an opportunity to present its first report, Impact of Covid-19 on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This international conference will feature speeches by Card. Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Mgr. Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, OFM, President of the Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM), Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and delegate for the Vatican Covid-19 Commission, and Prof.  Emilce Cuda, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.

This event is organised by WUCWO in collaboration with CELAM, and under the patronage of the Embassies to the Holy See of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Colombia, Haiti, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The main objective of the World Women’s Observatory is to give visibility to women, especially the most vulnerable, who seem to be ‘invisible’, both for their suffering and their potential, and in this way, inspire and generate pastoral strategies, synergies between
NGOs, renew public policies and contribute to the international agenda. All to foster the integral human development of women and that of their families, communities and peoples.

WUCWO President General, María Lía Zervino, explains: “We started by listening to women in Latin America and it was a moving experience. Now that we are starting to work in Africa, it opens up the possibility of gathering the suffering and resilience of so many
women who seem to be invisible to the rest of the world”.

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