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World Leaders Warn Coronavirus Could Roll Back Progress For Women

World Leaders Warn Coronavirus Could Roll Back Progress For Women

Coronavirus is threatening to undo recent gains made toward gender equality as millions of women and girls are predicted to have unwanted pregnancies and fall into poverty, world leaders said on Thursday. A “wake-up call” is needed to protect women’s and children’s rights amid the pandemic, said the president of Estonia and former prime minister […]

Spain To Top Up Incomes Of Poorest As Coronavirus Hits Livelihoods

Spain To Top Up Incomes Of Poorest As Coronavirus Hits Livelihoods

An income support programme approved by the Spanish government on Friday to help those most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic is a step in the right direction in a country that has long lacked a proper social safety net, analysts have said. Spain is among the countries worst hit by the virus and the scheme is designed […]

AGRA Advocates Fund To Support Women In Agribusiness

AGRA Advocates Fund To Support Women In Agribusiness

Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), has called on African governments to create a fund to support women small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in agribusiness to thrive in this period of CoVID-19. According to AGRA, the creation of a fund by the respective African governments had become necessary to protect the businesses of women […]

Sanitary Wear Must Be Affordable For Girls

Sanitary Wear Must Be Affordable For Girls

Sanitary wear must be made available and affordable, while education about menstruation and stigma around the biological process must continue, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has said. Amai Mnangagwa said this yesterday during her interaction with 50 children drawn from disadvantaged backgrounds during the commemoration of the Menstrual Hygiene Management Day. There have been major concerns […]

Caribbean Braces For Hurricanes In Coronavirus Era

Caribbean Braces For Hurricanes In Coronavirus Era

Ken Hutton is worried Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas where he lives is far from rebuilt after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian last year yet he is bracing for another hurricane season in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The business consultant feels lucky to have survived Dorian, which tore the hurricane shutters off […]

The Story Corner : Na this Matter We Dey Settle

The Story Corner : Na this Matter We Dey Settle

On this street of social media, we cannot have enough. it is not possible. Live sessions upon live sessions, revealing secrets upon secrets. So, some days back I gave you the gist about an ace producer that was called out by one female musician and all of that… This producer has come out to defend […]

Electric Motorbike Gives Women In Rural Zimbabwe A Path Out Of Poverty

Electric Motorbike Gives Women In Rural Zimbabwe A Path Out Of Poverty

In the rural Zimbabwe district of Wedza, a new electric-powered motorcycle is helping bring income to poor women and easing the burden of looking after families. The three-wheeler, known as Hamba (Go), powered by a solar-charged lithium ion battery, is being piloted by start-up Mobility for Africa, which leases the motorcycle to women in groups […]

Peacekeeping – Redefining the Role of Rwandan Women

Peacekeeping – Redefining the Role of Rwandan Women

By the time Lieutenant Ariane Mwiza completed her secondary education at the Kigali-based Lycée Notre Dame de Citeaux, she already knew that somehow, her career path would involve the military. At just 25, Mwiza is not only part of the Rwanda Defense Force (RDF), she is also currently serving as a helicopter pilot on a […]

Italian Centres For Abused Women Lose State Funding As Lockdown Fuels Demand

Italian Centres For Abused Women Lose State Funding As Lockdown Fuels Demand

When Italy announced its coronavirus lockdown in early March Anna Levrero, who runs a shelter for abused women in the worst-hit region of Lombardy, knew it would bring a spike in calls. But she was already grappling with another challenge. Centres for domestic abuse sufferers in Lombardy in northern Italy have since last year been […]

WHO Urges Caution As Countries In Africa Ease Lockdowns

WHO Urges Caution As Countries In Africa Ease Lockdowns

Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appear to have helped slow down the spread of the disease. However, there are concerns that if these measures are relaxed […]