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‘I was terrified, I thought I was going to die’: Indigenous women speak out on police abuse, discrimination

As protests erupt across North America following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, Indigenous women are speaking out about discrimination and violence they have experienced by police in British Columbia, saying not enough is being done to address racism in the forces. “They are very afraid of the police,” says … 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