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Covid-19 Has Reversed Women’s Economic, Social Gains

Covid-19 Has Reversed Women’s Economic, Social Gains

Men have been the biggest casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic according to data released by Lancet. The male to female mortality ratio per 100,000 population according to the data estimates is about 1:4, making men nearly four times more likely to die from the virus than women. But whereas the trend remains the same almost […]

Women Grieve Stillborn Babies As COVID-19 Hits Maternity Care In Rural India

Women Grieve Stillborn Babies As COVID-19 Hits Maternity Care In Rural India

Mantasha Bano was 28-weeks pregnant when her cries of sudden, unbearable pain prompted neighbours to call an ambulance in the rural Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It never came, and Bano’s baby was stillborn. Medical workers in the northern state have reported a marked increase in stillbirths as the coronavirus pandemic strains hard-pressed rural health […]

COVID-19: A Spotlight On Democracy

COVID-19: A Spotlight On Democracy

The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has resulted in major social, political and legal challenges globally. As states around the world adopt emergency measures to address the crisis, it is critical that they continue to uphold the rule of law, protect and respect international standards and basic principles of legality, and the right to access justice, remedies […]

Bloodshed Eases In Brazilian Favelas After Court Ban On Police Raids

Bloodshed Eases In Brazilian Favelas After Court Ban On Police Raids

Andre Dread was on his rounds handing out food parcels to poor families in the City of God, one of Brazil’s most notorious slums, in May when the familiar sound of gunfire from a police raid sent him running for cover. Two weeks later, the Supreme Court banned all such raids in Rio de Janeiro’s […]

Kenya Cabinet Approves Inter-Agency Program On Gender-Based Violence During COVID

Kenya Cabinet Approves Inter-Agency Program On Gender-Based Violence During COVID

The government will roll out an Inter-Agency Programme to prevent Gender-Based Violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is after Cabinet gave its approval noting that there had been a marked uptick in undesirable social challenges, including domestic violence, GBV and violations of the rights of children. State House said the Cabinet, led by President Uhuru […]

On India’s COVID-19 Frontline, Female Health Workers Push For Fair Pay

On India’s COVID-19 Frontline, Female Health Workers Push For Fair Pay

Rushing from one home to another in a village in western India, health worker Ashwini Mhaske cannot afford to take a breather. Working to keep COVID-19 at bay while caring for mothers and babies, Mhaske races between households to meet job targets and earn bonuses for an average monthly wage of 4,000 rupees ($54) that […]

Over 30,000 COVID-19 Deaths, Nearly 1 Million Recoveries Across Continent

Over 30,000 COVID-19 Deaths, Nearly 1 Million Recoveries Across Continent

As of September 1st, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,252,245. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 30,054 and recoveries 998,709. South Africa has the most reported cases – 628,259, with deaths numbering 14,263. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (99,115 cases), Morocco (63,781), Nigeria (54,247), Ethiopia (53,304), and Ghana (44,833).  The […]

Enugu State Governor Rewards Woman For Returning N13.9 Million She Received In Error

Enugu State Governor Rewards Woman For Returning N13.9 Million She Received In Error

In appreciation of the outstanding and exemplary honesty, she displayed in returning the sum of 13.94 million mistakenly paid into her account, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, rewarded Josephine Chukwujama-Eze, with a cash of N 1 million. The cash reward was announced by the State Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, […]

Total Number Of Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent Nears 28,000

Total Number Of Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent Nears 28,000

As of August 24, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,187,968. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 27,786 and recoveries 906,068. South Africa has the most reported cases – 609,773, with deaths numbering 13,059. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (97,340), Morocco (52,349), Nigeria (52,227) and Ghana (43,505). The numbers are […]

Women Traditional Leaders Pass The Pandemic Message

Women Traditional Leaders Pass The Pandemic Message

  As infections and the death toll for the new coronavirus pandemic mount, African countries have introduced measures to reduce the spread, raise awareness among communities and gain citizens’ compliance. But the potential contribution of traditional leaders has mostly not been considered. This is despite the role they have played in addressing health crises in […]

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