Panel discussion at an international symposium: Impacts of the Covid pandemic on migrant women

SIMI cordially invites you to a panel discussion with NGOs on the Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on migrant women.

  • Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 2:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Academic Conference Center, Husova 4a, Prague 1
  • Guest organizations: Matertera, Czech Women's Lobby, Anonymous Migrants, Dr. Chekhov

The event will be held in English.

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The event will take place in a hybrid format, which will also allow online participation.


The discussion will take place as part of the international symposium "Borders, Mobility of Care and Translocal Social Reproduction", organized by the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague.

  • The symposium will focus on the regional perspective of Central Europe, where the cross-border care market is based on an institutionalized combination of inclusion (in the EU through access to the labour market) and exclusion of migrant workers from some aspects of labour and social rights. Recent developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the deficit of care and social inequalities within the EU that are linked to the provision of care. Closing the borders at the beginning of the pandemic has highlighted the fact that the care system in many European countries depends on cheap labour and the exploitation and abuse of care workers’ mobility.

Programme and abstracts

  • The panel discussion will follow with the introduction of those NGOs that provided support to migrant women living in the Czech Republic during the Covid pandemic, and activated migrant diasporas to resolve the pandemic crisis. The range of their activities is really varied.

The panelists:

  • Anastasia Yanina, Matertera
  • Hana Stelzerová, Czech Women's Lobby
  • Stanislav Khotckii, Anonymous Migrants
  • Alena Prishchepenko, Dr. Chekhov

Moderator: Eva Valentová, Association for Integration and Migration

Protection rules: The participants will have to meet one of the following requirements: complete vaccination or evidence of protection period after a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 disease.


The event is organized as part of a project called Migrant women among women which is funded by Office of the Czech Government, programme for gender equality.