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On 15 June 2020, Svetlana Lyubetskaya, Chairperson of the Standing Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Law, Member of the Primary Organization of the Public Association «Belarusian Union of Women», and Marina Lenchevskaya, Member of the Standing Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on National Security, Presidium Member of the Public Association «Belarusian Union of Women», Head of the Primary Organization of the Public Association «Belarusian Union of Women», took part in a webinar of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly «Gendered Impacts of COVID-19» in the format of a videoconference.
In the discussion, participants of the seminar stressed the urgency of addressing the gender aspects of COVID-19 and highlighted a number of important areas for governments and parliaments to focus on to ensure an effective response to the pandemic.
In their speeches, Svetlana Lyubetskaya and Marina Lenchevskaya informed the parliamentarians about the situation and measures taken in the Republic of Belarus aimed at supporting women, drawing attention to the importance and timeliness of their study.
Nearly 100 people participated in the webinar including 35 parliamentarians, as well as OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues Hedy Fry, OSCE PA President George Tsereteli, OSCE PA Secretary General Roberto Montella, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Inter-Parliamentary Union President Gabriela Cuevas Barron, and Françoise Girard, President of the International Women’s Health Coalition.