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China shares gender-inclusive responses to COVID-19

Updated: Aug 06,2020 03:27 PM    CGTN

China shared the efforts made by Chinese women in epidemic control and its gender-inclusive responses to COVID-19 on the virtual meeting themed Ensuring Progress Towards SDG 5 Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic – From Response to Recovery: Experiences from China and Global Partners.

Huang Xiaowei, deputy director of the National Working Committee on Children and Women under the State Council and vice-president of the All-China Women's Federation, said unity and cooperation are the best weapons to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

China has contained the coronavirus by reducing confirmed cases to single digits. Huang said that one of the key factors contributing to the success of the country's efforts is the whole-of-society approach that has mobilized women and men across key sectors to respond to the pandemic.

She said China's experience has demonstrated that when women are mobilized and given the space and opportunity to demonstrate their leadership, they can play a critical role in effective response and recovery,

Huang added that China will also help women and children in other countries within its capability and will soon send epidemic control supplies to these fragile groups in 53 countries. She called on other countries to strengthen cooperation to jointly achieve gender equality and the all-round development of women amid the pandemic.