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“I am here” Stories & Realities of African women and girls tackling the COVID-19 pandemic

 

FLOWERS STILL BLOOM even in a pandemic

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating. In this documentary we feature untold stories of the lived experiences…

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COVID-19 to exacerbate the situation of women working in flower farms

COVID-19 to exacerbate the situation of women working in flower farms

BY JOYCE CHIMBI · MAY 24, 2020 It is no longer business as usual for women at work in flower farms as production…

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Jobs lost, pay cuts, as firms warn export earnings may drop by half

Jobs lost, pay cuts, as firms warn export earnings may drop by half

BY NANCY NJOROGE AND JOYCE CHIMBI · MAY 18, 2020 The Kenya cut flower industry has braced itself for a disaster since March…

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Kenya Airways and KEPSA initiative to ‘rescue’ flower farms

Kenya Airways and KEPSA initiative to ‘rescue’ flower farms

BY ODHIAMBO ORLALE · MAY 24, 2020 Desperate times call for desperate measures, goes the adage. It is in that spirit that the…

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The Voices of African Teenage Girls during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Voices of African Teenage Girls during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Everything is a story and every one of us has a story inside of us waiting to be told. FEMNET…

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A Wake-up Call: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN Hope Chigudu and Rudo Chigudu on Prioritizing Self-Care

A Wake-up Call: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN Hope Chigudu and Rudo Chigudu on Prioritizing Self-Care

Hope Chigudu (HC): Wake up RC and service your vehicle known as your body. It is the only one you…

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Zimbabwe Women in Mining suffer the impacts of COVID-19

Zimbabwe Women in Mining suffer the impacts of COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has disrupted people’s way of life across the world, since the virus was discovered in Wuhan,…

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Jamii Iwekeze Kwa Wanawake Walemavu Na Watoto Kupunguza Maambukizi Ya Virusi Vya Corona Nchini

Jamii Iwekeze Kwa Wanawake Walemavu Na Watoto Kupunguza Maambukizi Ya Virusi Vya Corona Nchini

Shirika lisilo la kiserikali limeanzisha campaign ya kuhamasisha jamii ili kusaidia wanawake wenye ulemavu na watoto wa kike katika kipindi…

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Death, Violence & Desperation as Women Suffer the Brunt of COVID19 Pandemic   

Death, Violence & Desperation as Women Suffer the Brunt of COVID19 Pandemic   

[caption id="attachment_8723" align="alignleft" width="250"] Bra face mask- Editar wearing one of the masks made from one of her old bras[/caption]…

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COVID-19 and teenage girls

COVID-19 and teenage girls

My name is Marie, a final year student in college. I began my academic year with all hopes that by…

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“We must crawl where you spit and hold on to your hand for support”

“We must crawl where you spit and hold on to your hand for support”

"It's a huge hurdle of additional suffering", this is how Hamisa Zaja, a human rights activist for people with disabilities…

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“We are too Close for Comfort in this Slums to Beat COVID19”

“We are too Close for Comfort in this Slums to Beat COVID19”

[caption id="attachment_8698" align="alignleft" width="388"] Rachael distributing some food stuffs to a struggling Family in Mathare. (Photo by Aisha)[/caption] When the…

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“COVID Fighter” Invention in Tanzania to sensitize communities

“COVID Fighter” Invention in Tanzania to sensitize communities

The Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) invented a news innovation that creates awareness on coronavirus to wananchi as…

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Corona Virus: Time for Africa’s Reality Check

Corona Virus: Time for Africa’s Reality Check

I am in self-quarantine because I visited one of the corona virus impacted countries. And because of that, I was…

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The Coronavirus Crisis and Decision on Commission on the Status of Women Exposes Structural Inequalities

The Coronavirus Crisis and Decision on Commission on the Status of Women Exposes Structural Inequalities

For the last 63 years, the United Nations has hosted a commission on the status of women (CSW) established as a functional…

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  1. How #corona separated my child from me
    http://www.udadisi.org/2020/04/how-corona-separated-my-child-from-me.html?m=1
  2. Defeating #Coronavirus in Africa – it is as Personal as it is Collective
    http://www.udadisi.org/2020/04/defeating-coronavirus-in-africa-it-is.html?q=mishy
  3. Corona Virus: Time for Africa’s Reality Check http://www.udadisi.org/2020/03/corona-virus-time-for-africas-reality.html
  4. Three Teenage Girls Voluntarily Get Involved in Combating Covid-19 https://frontpageafricaonline.com/health/liberia-three-teenage-girls-voluntarily-get-involved-in-combating-covid-19/
  5. Meet 10 young people leading the COVID-19 response in their communities https://www.un.org/africarenewal/web-features/coronavirus/meet-10-young-people-leading-covid-19-response-their-communities
  6. Building and Strengthening Feminist Movements through Zoom https://www.facebook.com/notes/women-for-a-change-cameroon/building-and-strengthening-feminist-movements-through-zoom/3741350059239970/
  7. How girls’ education and safety will be harmed by the covid response https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/04/15/how-girls-education-and-safety-will-be-harmed-covid-response
  8. Securing Girls and Children During COVID-19 https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2020/04/securing-girls-and-children-during-covid-19/
  9. Grace Nabenga Lufu 31, Enrolled Nurse, Kakora Dispensary https://amref.org/success-stories/grace-nabenga-lufu-31-enrolled-nurse-kakora-dispensary/
  10. A Cameroon student on how he recovered https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51502711
  11. COVID-19 in Africa: To Eat or to Heal?https://www.theelephant.info/reflections/2020/04/18/covid-19-in-africa-to-eat-or-to-heal/
  12. From Where to Face Death: Coronavirus and the Villager https://www.theelephant.info/reflections/2020/04/14/from-where-to-face-death-coronavirus-and-the-villager/
  13. Pain, solitude, fear: stories of surviving Covid-19 https://www.nation.co.ke/nationprime/Pain–solitude–fear–stories-of-surviving-COVID-19/5279428-5516342-10efwk/index.html
  14. These stories of solidarity will bring you hope https://www.one.org/international/blog/solidarity-stories-covid19/
  15. Africa has a COVID-19 time bomb to defuse https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/africa-covid-19-time-bomb-defuse/
  16. https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/scienceandhealth/African-youth-living-with-hiv-to-bear-the-brunt-of-Covid19/3073694-5499272-tawwrdz/index.html
  17. https://en.unesco.org/news/covid-19-school-closures-around-world-will-hit-girls-hardest
  18. https://www.africanexponent.com/post/7372-cameroon-teenager-diagnosed-with-coronavirus-delivers-baby-girl
  19. https://africa.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2020/04/covid-19-and-the-link-to-violence-against-women-and-girls
  20. https://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00072527.html
  21. http://integonews.com/ababyeyi-barasaba-ko-hashyirwaho-gahunda-itomoye-yo-kwigishiriza-kuri-radio/
  22. http://www.mamaurwagasabo.rw/Covid-19-Batewe-impungenge-no-kwambika-abana-agapfukamunwa
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFEyX3-hR18&feature=youtu.be
  24. https://kmtvliberia.com/on-covid-19-crisis-liberians-fear-hunger/
  25. https://kmtvliberia.com/pres-weah-extends-stay-home-order-under-state-of-emergency/
  26. ‘How are we meant to eat?’: A South African waste picker on life under lockdown https://news.trust.org/item/20200407102057-bcmya/
  27. Ethiopian student in Wuhan shares ‘coronavirus lockdown’ experience https://www.africanews.com/2020/02/05/ethiopian-student-in-wuhan-shares-coronavirus-lockdown-experience/
  28. Kenyan weddings, births and deaths in the age of Covid-19 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52220771
  29. Somali diaspora sends home stories of woe https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52300410
  30. “Infectious diseases such as Ebola and COVID-19 don’t respect time. They don’t respect governments. They don’t respect people. They just spread." https://news.trust.org/item/20200424141138-zqaif
  31. ‘I don’t know what I am going to eat tomorrow, and I don’t know if I’m going to survive the next day.’ https://news.trust.org/item/20200414140711-vuity/?source=package&id=5e87d4c3-1b9d-458b-8acb-47a105db8682
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