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Pregnant women face unintended pregnancies, unanswered questions and unhumanitarian orders against essential rights

By – Angela Riccitello [JIG Covid-19 Series] Covid-19 continues to halt contraceptive methods for women, infect pregnant women and has caused states to ban abortion practices as non-essential services. While services are stripped away, the Pandemic forces women to combat unintended pregnancies, unanswered questions and unhumanitarian orders against their human rights. Halting of contraceptive methods … Read More

The Shadow Pandemic: Importance of Data In Curbing Gender-based Violence

Even during times of relative normality, gender-based violence has been a pandemic in Nigeria. Gender-based violence will not end with the lifting of government restrictions on the COVID-19 situation. The economic, social, and political ramifications of the pandemic will fundamentally change how we interact. Tensions and frustrations wrought by these changes will be relieved on … Read More

Salma Hayek launches campaign to protect women against gender-based violence

Gucci’s Chime for Change co-Founder and Kering Foundation board director Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek Pinault has launched a #StandWithWomen campaign to support and protect women during the Covid-19 pandemic. The campaign expands funding for non-profit organisations that support women and girls globally and addresses the issue of gender-based violence, especially during the pandemic. Hayek announced … Read More

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