Two million more girls might be tortured with female genital mutilation just because of COVID-19

Like a fire through dry grass, COVID-19 seems to burn the most quickly through communities that are already suffering. In Somalia, a country ranked 194th out of 195 on the Global Health Security Index, this is evident in the massive spike in female genital mutilation, or FGM, that has been recorded since the beginning ofContinue reading “Two million more girls might be tortured with female genital mutilation just because of COVID-19”

Unsung Heroines: Who Cares for the Caregivers?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 11 2020 (IPS) – Even before Covid-19, the world was facing a care crisis. The plight of often neglected, under-appreciated, under-protected and poorly equipped ‘frontline’ health personnel working to contain the pandemic has drawn attention to the tip of the care crisis iceberg. Rising care work burden Ageing populations as well asContinue reading “Unsung Heroines: Who Cares for the Caregivers?”

Coronavirus is a childcare crisis that could wipe out women’s progress toward equality

The coronavirus pandemic has hit working parents hard, and when I say working parents, I mean mostly working mothers. Unemployment is high for everyone, but it’s worse for women than for men, and women are more likely to have left the labor market or to be thinking about quitting their jobs. Relatedly, the brunt of caring forContinue reading “Coronavirus is a childcare crisis that could wipe out women’s progress toward equality”

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