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Rising Violence Against Women In Latin America Confirms Fears Of Abuses In Lockdowns

Rising Violence Against Women In Latin America Confirms Fears Of Abuses In Lockdowns

Violence against women has soared in Latin America during the coronavirus pandemic, with a 50% increase in domestic abuse reports in Colombia alone, a top aid group said on Tuesday, confirming fears that lockdowns would put many women in danger. Femicide, the murder of women because of gender, rose 65% in Venezuela in April, and […]

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 […]