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As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

The founder of the #MeToo movement marked its third anniversary on Thursday by launching an online platform to fight sexual violence, hoping to expand the reach of the campaign against harassment and assault. The digital platform, called “‘me too.’ Act Too,” will act like a search engine, giving users personalized options to donate, participate or […]

Pandemic Casts Shadow On Off-Grid Solar Sales In Poorer Nations

Pandemic Casts Shadow On Off-Grid Solar Sales In Poorer Nations

As the coronavirus pandemic hit trade and incomes hard in developing nations, sales of off-grid solar products fell sharply in the first half of the year, even as many poorer households relied on them during lockdowns. Data compiled by GOGLA, the association for the off-grid solar energy industry, found global sales of lighting products fell […]

Women Must Be Kept Safe Online To Meet Global Gender Goals, Activist says

Women Must Be Kept Safe Online To Meet Global Gender Goals, Activist says

Governments must do more to keep women safe online in order to meet global goals on gender inequality, a British Nigerian activist has warned, as the coronavirus pandemic causes a surge in racism and gender-based abuse on the internet. Women’s rights campaigners worldwide have warned of an increase in online abuse such as revenge porn […]

El Salvador’s Pregnant Girls Raped In Lockdown

El Salvador’s Pregnant Girls Raped In Lockdown

More than 100 girls in El Salvador, some as young as 10, got pregnant after being raped at home during the coronavirus lockdown, but strict laws mean they have no safe options to end unwanted pregnancies, campaigners said on Monday. Under El Salvador’s total ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, a deformed […]

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has further marginalized women and exposed them to a plethora of security challenges and domestic violence, a new survey has observed. The survey further indicates that COVID-19 “exacerbates pre-existing structural inequalities in income, decision making between men and women.” The outcome of the survey on “Rapid Gender Analysis of […]

Covid-19 Cases Rise By 138 to 53,865 In Nigeria

Covid-19 Cases Rise By 138 to 53,865 In Nigeria

Nigeria has recorded 138 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 53,865 the number of confirmed cases in the country. Announcing this yesterday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Plateau State recorded 55 new cases; Lagos, 15; Ebonyi and Oyo, 11 each; Abia, eight; Anambra, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Rivers, seven each; Kaduna, […]

Refugees In Kenya Suffer Aid Cuts Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Refugees In Kenya Suffer Aid Cuts Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

The roughly half-million refugees living in Kenya are experiencing steep reductions in aid as the coronavirus pandemic causes some rich countries to limit their donations. Cash allotments for the purchase of food have had to be cut by 30 per cent for residents of the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, the United Nations’ World Food Programme […]

Coronavirus Forces Tourism Rethink In World’s Most Visited City

Coronavirus Forces Tourism Rethink In World’s Most Visited City

Bangkok tourist destination Khao San Road is usually heaving with people on weekends, its cheap beer bars, tattoo parlours, street vendors, hostels and buzzing nightlife drawing budget travellers and tour group alike. On a recent Saturday evening, the street was deserted except for a few dozen locals who wandered past boarded up shops, ignoring restaurant […]

Does The Coronavirus Still Exist?

Does The Coronavirus Still Exist?

First of all, let me congratulate you for making it to the post-COVID-19 era. Thank you for staying safe and staying healthy. It’s been a long time since the whole pandemic started and it has successfully but unfortunately affected a lot of activities. I’m so glad things are returning back to normal, I’m sure you […]

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 […]

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