Category: COVID-19

Nigeria: Covid-19 Lockdown – Govt Made No Provision for Gender Matters – Oyekunle

Former Executive Director, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, KIND and CEO, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Amy Oyekunle, speaks to WO on why the fight against female genital mutilation, FGM, and other sources of GBV cannot be stalled. How have we fared? The Agency that is supposed to enforce it is NAPTIP, however,...

Covid-19: 4 Nigerian Women Named Among 100 Global Outstanding Nurses, Midwives

FOUR Nigerian women have been named among 100 Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives Leaders by the Women in Global Health. They were named as part of activities to mark the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. A statement by the WGH and YONM named the four Nigerian...

Kenya: Unmasking the Covid-19 Burden On Women

For a single mother in Garissa, Covid-19 paused her small business that puts food on the table. For the domestic worker in Nakuru, the pandemic meant no job and no food for her children. For countless women across the globe, apart from losing income, the unpaid care and domestic work...

Africa: Three Things You Need to Know About Contraceptives and Covid-19

This year marks six decades since the first oral contraceptive pill was introduced. Oral contraceptives - and other modern, reliable family planning supplies - have since been globally recognized as essential medicines. Family planning supplies not only empower women and girls to take ownership of their health and futures -...

East Africa Must Prioritise Women, Girls’ Protection During Covid-19 and Beyond

For the better part of 2020, East African countries have been battling to contain the spread of Covid-19 with over 46,633 cases reported across Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda as of September 6. Among them, Kenya and Rwanda account for the larger chunk with 35,103 and 4,349...

Over 23,000 Deaths as Covid-19 Cases Rise Across Africa

As of August 12, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,065,299. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 23,867 and recoveries 758,172. South Africa has the most reported cases - 566,109, with deaths numbering 10,751. The next most most-affected countries are Egypt (95,834), Nigeria (47,290), Ghana (41,404),...