Category: COVID-19

Kenya: Muslim Women Push for Chief Kadhi Position

Muslim women are pushing for one of them to be appointed to the Kadhi courts' top position as incumbent Chief Kadhi Sheikh Ahmed Muhdhar's tenure ends, a call he has supported. The promotion of Martha Koome to Chief Justice, they said, has given them new impetus to seek the top...

Covid-19 Lockdown – 378 Wives, 46 Husbands Assaulted in 2020 – Lagos Govt

During the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country last year, the Lagos State Government recorded a number domestic violence among spouses, with 48 men and 378 women assaulted in 2020. Meanwhile, the state has recorded 43 men and 286 women assaults so far in 2021. The figures...

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 -...