coronavirus

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Hiwot, Amref, works against sexual violence in Ethiopia

Sexual Violence During COVID-19: Insights from an Addis Ababa Healthcare Professional

“My name is Hiwot. I’m a clinical pharmacist working at Ghandi Memorial Hospital as a drug information focal person. This is a specialised hospital that focuses on maternal and neonate childcare.

I also volunteer at the hospital’s sexual violence centre where I provide guidance, care and comfort for survivors of rape and sexual assault, along with medical advice.

I currently live with my brother and father because girls and women cannot leave their family household before they marry, even in the capital city. Although most people are stuck at home, I must still go out for work.”

Covid-19 is leaving more girls at risk of FGM and child marriage. (c) Steve Kagia

COVID-19 is Leaving More Girls at Risk of Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

The global COVID-19 pandemic is taking a particularly heavy toll on girls and young women across Africa.

Unfortunately, in Kenya the COVID-19 crisis has also been accompanied by many natural calamities including a locust invasion, drought and flooding in many parts of the country, meaning that food is scarce.

Nomadic communities like the Samburu have been hit particularly hard. They rely on markets to sell their animals for money to satisfy their basic needs. When markets are closed, as they are currently, they cannot sell. The food crisis is likely to lead to even more girls being married in exchange for food for their families and a semblance of security.

Evalin Karijo Leading Youth Advocacy Movements in the Pandemic

Leading Youth Advocacy Movements in the Wake of COVID-19

Nobody ever prepares you adequately for the long and winding road of leadership. One has to be brave enough to quickly rise to the challenge. For Evalin Karijo, her youth leadership role at Amref Health Africa – especially during this time of the pandemic –

Innovative & Sustainable Solutions to Sexual Healthcare in Switzerland

Innovative Solutions to Sexual Healthcare in Switzerland

Noemi, 24, is the youth network co-founder and coordinator for IPPF’s Member Association, Santé Sexuelle Suisse/Sexuelle Gesundheit Schweiz. Here, she shares her experiences and thoughts on the impact COVID-19 is having on sexual healthcare and young people, and talks about how the crisis can offer opportunities.

Covid-19 and the Rise of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence by IPPF for Girls' Globe

Covid-19 and the Rise of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence

We are in the midst of a pandemic. One way to slow down the spread of coronavirus is to implement lockdown and quarantine measures, which means confining yourself to your home with your family. For some people, this includes an abuser.  Pandemics often exacerbate existing inequalities for

What does COVID-19 mean for Young Women in the Kibera Slum?

Although there is a need to focus on COVID-19, it is self-defeating for governments to ignore ongoing healthcare needs like SRHR.

Women Promotion Center is one of the leading feminist organizations in the Kibera slum. We are currently implementing a SAAF-funded project to tackle community-level, abortion-related stigma. During the current pandemic, we have stepped in to fill the SRHR gap, too.

Connection & Compassion in the Smallest Encounters

We know, and feel, that this crisis is changing our relationships in many ways. But what about the relationships we have with the few people we pass on the way to the supermarket, in the metro, or out on a run? What has changed in these smallest of encounters with our fellow humans? It seems to me that the way we engage and relate to strangers on the street is changing, too.

Bellamy on Amplifying the Voices of Afroitalians by We Belong for Girls' Globe

Bellamy on Amplifying the Voices of Afroitalians

For the second episode of We Belong Podcast, we take you to Milan, Italy, for a special remote interview with Bellamy – a model, blogger, activist and the founder of Afroitalian Souls.

3 Gendered Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic by Gabrielle Rocha Rios for Girls' Globe

3 Gendered Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic

While the full impact of this pandemic cannot be fully articulated yet, evidence from previous global crises indicates that the impacts of disease outbreaks are not gender-neutral.

Crises such as pandemics and natural disasters can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities. Successful efforts to address and mitigate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will require considerations of its gendered impacts.

Abuse & Violence Rates Rise Amid Global Lockdowns by Tariro Mantsebo for Girls' Globe

Abuse & Violence Rates Rise Amid Global Lockdowns

The pandemic is creating an environment of high stress, anxiety and depression for millions of people. It’s taking an economic and social toll. It is also leading to increased rates of domestic violence. In times of crisis or natural disaster, children’s and women’s health and safety are the most severely compromised. In our current situation, this pattern is compounded by limited access to safe centers, shelters and health services.

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