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As policymakers in least developed countries address COVID-19’s social and economic consequences, they must ensure recovery efforts are gender responsive. Although the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita have been lower in least developed countries (LDCs) than expected, the socio-economic fallout for their populations has been dire, pushing an estimated 32 million more people...
Africa has noted that despite positive achievements registered recently in decision-making, women, as the largest proportion of our population; remain vulnerable, at-risk and impoverished due to the challenges caused by social, economic, cultural and political marginalisation, gender-based violence and discrimination against women, terrorism, conflict, and fundamentalism. Africa is committed to resolve and ending violence against...
Africa has noted that despite positive achievements registered recently in decision-making, women, as the largest proportion of our population; remain vulnerable, at-risk and impoverished due to the challenges caused by social, economic, cultural and political marginalisation, gender-based violence and discrimination against women, terrorism, conflict, and fundamentalism. Africa is committed to resolve and ending violence against...
Shirley Chisholm, the first Black US Congresswoman once said: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair”. The future is better with women at every table where decisions are being made. Trailblazing women like Shirley Chisholm have been claiming their space and demanding women’s inclusion and equality throughout history,...
As we celebrate mother’s day today, it is important that we remind ourselves of the ordeal most women go through in their marital homes and seek ways to address this menace which has consistently been on the increase despite all interventions by various agencies over the last two decades. Gender based violence is in two...
May 6 2021 (IPS) – Recently, both Republics of Benin and Chad held their 2021 national elections. These countries are among thirteen countries on the continent billed to elect new political leaders in 2021 alone. This is a good opportunity to improve conditions on the continent. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified other issues on the continent like youth...
Journalists interested in feminism and social justice can apply for this program. The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) has launched the Feminist Journalist Project (FJP), which aims to create a cohort of 15 journalists reporting about the ways in which feminists resist oppression. Participants will receive honorariums of US$15,000 and have access to six online sessions between May 2021 and May 2022. The...
CEO & Co-Founder at WNORTH, an organization bridging the gender power gap by elevating women in the leadership pipeline. By now, we have all seen the statistics that women (and specifically women of color) have been particularly negatively impacted by the pandemic. The “invisible labor” that has held women back from advancing more seamlessly into positions...
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021   Girls around the world are using innovation and technology to solve problems, to unite communities and as a force for good and equality. And yet, women and girls are still under-represented in STEM fields. In an increasingly digitized world economy, the gender digital divide has severe repercussion for girls’ and...
• The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women’s economic participation. • Gender equality cannot be achieved without support from the private sector. • A new survey shows strong worldwide belief that the private sector must lead on gender initiatives. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Economic Forum estimated that it would take almost 100...
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