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Team Update: JiGs Angela Riccitello to graduate with Journalism degree from Rutgers

The young woman behind the tweets and story updates from the Journalism Initiative on Gender-Based Violence (JiG) at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is this weekend graduating from Rutgers University. Angela Riccitello who is currently interning for the JiG project at CWGL will receive her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies … Read More

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

Latin America and The Caribbean – Weekly Situation Update on GBV

REGIONAL: COVID-19 Cases are referenced from PAHO/WHO 24 May COVID-19 Report – https://bit.ly/3fDCwwK KEY FIGURES 718.6K CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN AS OF 24 MAY GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE According to Plan International, reports of domestic violence have increased 175 per cent in Colombia, while domestic violence helpline calls have gone up by 60 … Read More

Guidance note: Addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women migrant workers

This guidance note highlights the emerging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women migrant workers, focusing on the key challenges and risks they face. It makes recommendations in the context of the economic and social response and recovery packages that governments are putting forward, supported by examples of existing good practices from around the world. View online/download Publication … Read More

Far from the spotlight, women workers are among the hardest hit by COVID-19 in Bangladesh

As of 14 April 2020, there were 1,012 confirmed cases in Bangladesh. With numbers mounting daily, COVID-19 is already having significant and disproportionate effects on Bangladeshi women. While the new coronavirus infection spares no one, its socio-economic impact exposes the long-standing discrimination that women and girls face at home and in the economy. The poorest are … Read More