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Femicides In Argentina Reach 10-year High Under Coronavirus Lockdown

Femicides In Argentina Reach 10-year High Under Coronavirus Lockdown

The number of women killed in Argentina has reached a 10-year high under coronavirus lockdown, a leading rights group said on Monday, with more than 50 femicides in less than two months. Three of those women were murdered in just the last four days, according to La Casa del Encuentro, a Buenos Aires-based feminist group […]

Coronavirus Crisis : Women’s Jobs At Risk In Latin America

Coronavirus Crisis : Women’s Jobs At Risk In Latin America

Women in Latin America are more at risk than men of losing their jobs and not returning to work due to the coronavirus crisis, experts said on Tuesday, calling on governments to adopt measures to assist women in low-paid jobs. Women dominate the low-paid and informal sectors hardest hit by weeks of lockdowns and stay-at-home […]

Saudi Plans To Repatriate Over 11,000 Nigerians

Saudi Plans To Repatriate Over 11,000 Nigerians

Saudi Arabia has identified about 11,600 Nigerians reportedly stranded in the country, many due to the coronavirus disease, and is making plans to airlift them back home, an official has said. The Nigerian embassy official, who is privy to the development but asked not to be named as he was not authorised to speak to […]

Working Women, And Especially Single Moms, Are Hit Hard By Coronavirus Downturn

Working Women, And Especially Single Moms, Are Hit Hard By Coronavirus Downturn

Before she was laid off from her bartending job in Charleston, South Carolina, Shana Swain used to spend her nights serving food and mixing Manhattans and Cosmopolitans. Now Swain, 40, spends her evenings having dinner with her girls, age 5 and 8, and studying for her real estate license, which she hopes will provide more […]

Up To 190 000 People Could Die Of COVID-19 In Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

Up To 190 000 People Could Die Of COVID-19 In Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

Eighty-three thousand to 190 000 people in Africa could die of COVID-19 and 29 million to 44 million could get infected in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa finds. The research, which is based on prediction modelling, looks […]

Revenge Porn Soars In Europe’s Coronavirus Lockdown

Revenge Porn Soars In Europe’s Coronavirus Lockdown

Revenge porn is surging across Europe under coronavirus lockdowns, with a doubling of cases reported in Britain on Tuesday, while a student campaigner in France has spent hours getting girls’ naked photos removed from the internet. Women’s rights activists said they have witnessed a rise in online posts of intimate images of women and girls, […]

Chile’s Sex Workers Shift Online Amid Virus Lockdown

Chile’s Sex Workers Shift Online Amid Virus Lockdown

When the nightclub in which she touted for business in southern Chile was shut down by the authorities as the new coronavirus spread, sex worker Camila Hormazabal was left without access to her sole source of income. The heavily-tattooed 24-year-old had been picking up clients in the downtown bar in Concepcion for four years, making […]

Bollywood ‘Vanity Vans’ Aid Indian Policewomen On COVID-19 Duty

Bollywood ‘Vanity Vans’ Aid Indian Policewomen On COVID-19 Duty

Bollywood vanity vans – the luxury trailers where stars relax and prepare for movie shoots – are providing relief to female police officers on coronavirus lockdown duty in India’s financial hub Mumbai. With about 6,500 COVID-19 cases, Mumbai has one of the highest infection rates in the country and police now patrol the streets and […]

Most People Want Billionaires To Pitch In To Aid Poverty And Inequality

Most People Want Billionaires To Pitch In To Aid Poverty And Inequality

Eight out of 10 people think billionaires should help end poverty, inequality and a host of global ills, a poll showed on Wednesday, as funding shortages and the new coronavirus stymied hopes of meeting the United Nations’ development goals for 2030. The ambitious plans, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were agreed unanimously by […]

Court Stops Lockdown In Malawi

Court Stops Lockdown In Malawi

High Court Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda who was recently accused by Malawi government of undermining coronavirus efforts has on Friday granted Human rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) an injunction against pending 21-day lockdown. HRDC Chairperson Gift Trapence has confirmed to Nyasa Times that the judge has also ordered an inter-party hearing within seven days for judicial review. […]

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