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Women ‘Suffering Under Covid-19’

Women ‘Suffering Under Covid-19’

Women bear the brunt of Covid-19–not so profound a statement in the Kenyan context, where a spike in teen pregnancies has featured regularly in the media since the government closed schools in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But then, Kenya is not alone, hence the attention UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes […]

Unpaid Care Work Burden Heavier on Women

Unpaid Care Work Burden Heavier on Women

A study by Oxfam Kenya last February found that a heavy and unequal responsibility of unpaid care and domestic work is borne by women and girls. Oxfam commissioned the Household Care Survey (HCS) between October 2018 and March 2019 through its Women’s Rights Programme. Its objective was to understand how Unpaid Care and Domestic Work […]

Latin America Shelters Struggle To Help Women In Coronavirus Lockdowns

Latin America Shelters Struggle To Help Women In Coronavirus Lockdowns

The unassuming domestic violence shelter in the Mexican border city of Tapachula has been filled to capacity since January, and manager Elsa Simon already had to refuse three women seeking to escape abusive partners. With coronavirus lockdown measures intensifying, Simon worries she will be forced to turn away many more as shelters struggle with rising […]

Tanzania To Have New Maternal Wards

Tanzania  To Have New Maternal Wards

AMSONS Group of Companies has promised to build two more new modern women’s ward at Mwananyamala and Temeke hospitals, a move aimed at complementing the government efforts in social development especially in health sector. The Amsons Group Director, Edha Nahdi, made the commitment after official launching of a new modern women’s ward that was built […]