Opinions & Analysis

Opinions & Analysis on the COVID-19 Pandemic by African Feminists, Activists & Analysts.

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages every sector of our society, we share with you detailed  analysis and opinions by African feminists including the economic analysis of COVID-19 on macro and micro level economics; the impact of COVID-19 in escalating sexual and gender-based violence; the gendered impact of domestic and unpaid care work; the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities, people with disabilities and sexual minorities….and much more. Read on and Share with us your feedback/ comments.

Sexist and incomplete data hold back the world’s Covid-19 response

Sexist and incomplete data hold back the world’s Covid-19 response

How many women have died of Covid-19? How many women…

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Is COVID-19 Challenging Stereotypical Gender Roles within Households?

Is COVID-19 Challenging Stereotypical Gender Roles within Households?

  “My husband is doing more house chores now, we…

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An Ideological Session on Rekindling Pan-Africanism during COVID-19

An Ideological Session on Rekindling Pan-Africanism during COVID-19

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Towards a joint action agenda on women’s rights to water and sanitation

Towards a joint action agenda on women’s rights to water and sanitation

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for…

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Feminists organizing offline in Africa

Feminists organizing offline in Africa

AN INTERVIEW WITH Mwanahamisi Singano On the African Women’s Development…

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Provide solid safety nets to workers, governments urged

Provide solid safety nets to workers, governments urged

The crisis caused by Coronavirus has thrown the plight of…

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Reckless sexual behaviour could spread coronavirus in the cut flower sector

Reckless sexual behaviour could spread coronavirus in the cut flower sector

BY FAITH MUIRURI · MAY 19, 2020 Cases of sexual harassment are not…

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Ray of hope as flower farms implement policies that promote women rights

Ray of hope as flower farms implement policies that promote women rights

BY JOYCE CHIMBI · MAY 26, 2020 The Women@Work campaign remains at the forefront…

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ILO convention key weapon against domestic violence in the time of COVID-19

ILO convention key weapon against domestic violence in the time of COVID-19

BY FAITH MUIRURI · MAY 18, 2020 As COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the…

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COVID-19 lockdown and human dignity

COVID-19 lockdown and human dignity

March 24, 2020 By Sally Akinyi, Virginia Munyua Up to…

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Ramifications of COVID-19 for workers at the beginning of the supply chain

Ramifications of COVID-19 for workers at the beginning of the supply chain

March 24, 2020 As COVID-19 unfolds and drastically affects all…

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A sector worth billions whose employees now lack food and jobs

A sector worth billions whose employees now lack food and jobs

May 14, 2020 By Caroline Wahome High food prices and…

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Using data to support women entrepreneurs during COVID-19

Using data to support women entrepreneurs during COVID-19

How data cab nitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women…

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Responding to Elderly People Needs not be Philanthropic

Responding to Elderly People Needs not be Philanthropic

Older persons, as a result of Covid-19, have been left…

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White Supremacy in Global Health

White Supremacy in Global Health

Read Ipas’s President and CEO, Anu Kumar’s thoughts on how…

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Webinar: Trading Away Women’s Rights

Webinar: Trading Away Women’s Rights

For decades, feminists have been demanding for a trade justice agenda…

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COVID-19 Statement by Feminists and Women’s Rights Organizations

COVID-19 Statement by Feminists and Women’s Rights Organizations

FEMNET joined more than 1,600 individuals and women’s networks and…

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Statement by Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvandai at the UN’s Forum on Financing for Development

Statement by Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvandai at the UN’s Forum on Financing for Development

During the UN Financing for Development Informal Forum hosted virtually…

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Open Letter on Implementation of Mandatory Quarantine in the COVID-19 Response in Kenya

Open Letter on Implementation of Mandatory Quarantine in the COVID-19 Response in Kenya

We, the undersigned, individuals, individuals under mandatory quarantine, family members…

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Women, Migration & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

Women, Migration & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

The Coronavirus pandemic has swept through the world with no…

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Alternative Responses for Fighting Coronavirus in Africa

Alternative Responses for Fighting Coronavirus in Africa

The world is at war against the coronavirus pandemic. The…

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COVID-19:  Of Leadership vs ‘Leadertupidity’

COVID-19: Of Leadership vs ‘Leadertupidity’

The COVID-19 pandemic is a menace posing a threat to…

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The Invisible Realities and Struggles of Teenage Girls during the  COVID-19 Pandemic

The Invisible Realities and Struggles of Teenage Girls during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As governments across the globe intensify measures to fight COVID-19…

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Why Nigeria knows better how to fight corona than the US

The coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, was first reported in Wuhan,…

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How to stop Coronavirus Lockdown Leading to an Upsurge in Violence Against Women

How to stop Coronavirus Lockdown Leading to an Upsurge in Violence Against Women

The world is witnessing an unprecedented health pandemic.  With more than…

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COVID-19 and Women’s Human Rights: Guidance on the Impact of the Pandemic on Gender-based Violence

COVID-19 and Women’s Human Rights: Guidance on the Impact of the Pandemic on Gender-based Violence

Stay-at-home restrictions and other measures restricting the movement of people…

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