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How COVID-19 pandemic is negatively impacting world population

Facemask Production Training

There are clear evidences to prove that the global health emergency otherwise called COVID-19 has impacted negatively on world population. Women and girls during a face mask manufacture training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja Typical of a pandemic, it has affected the population in all ramifications, especially with the increase in maternal mortality. Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji, the acting ...

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UNDP official advocates more women in governance

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Programme Analyst, Gender & Human Rights, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria, Mrs Onyinye Ndubuisi, has advocated for more women in governance structures to complement men’s efforts. Women gathering Ndubuisi made the plea during a zoom webinar themed: “COVID-19 and Beyond: Articulating the Role of Women in Sustainable Development in Nigeria”, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. She said that the ...

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Govt asked to prioritise women and girls’ reproductive health needs amid pandemic

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As Nigeria joins the World to celebrate this year’s World Population Day, Development Communications Network (DevComs) calls on the Nigerian government to provide for the needs of women and girls in line with this year’s World Population Day (WPD), which focuses on raising awareness of women’s and girls’ needs for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and vulnerabilities during the coronavirus ...

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German cabinet passes first ever gender equality strategy

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Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 approved a strategy aimed at boosting efforts to achieve equality between men and women in all future legislation and government-funded programmes. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The agreement is the first time the German government has committed to a cross-departmental strategy for improving gender equality, a topic previously left to the Women’s Ministry. In ...

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COVID-19: Groups train women, PWDs, youths on facemask, hand sanitiser production

Facemask Production Training

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in partnership with Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) and SDGs Thursday through the VSO – Nigeria National Youth Engagement Network (NYEN) have embarked on the training of 162 vulnerable women, families, persons living with​ disabilities (PWDs) and youths on production​ of facemasks and hand sanitisers. Women and girls during the facemask training session in Dukpa ...

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Amid COVID-19, group mobilises young leaders to build gender-equal future

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In claiming lives and wreaking economic havoc throughout Africa, COVID-19 is placing an especially heavy burden on girls and women, primarily because their prominent role as caregivers (both in the workforce and at home) puts them on the frontlines of the pandemic response but also because they are more vulnerable to income and job loss as well as to domestic violence. ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Stakeholders want misconceptions, myths removed

Menstrual Hygiene

 Stakeholders on Thursday, May 28, 2020 called for collective actions toward ending the misconceptions about menstruation by women in the country. Menstrual Hygiene The stakeholders spoken as Nigeria joined the world to commemorate the year’s World Menstrual Hygiene Day. Dr Ebele Okeke, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Ambassador, in a statement said there should be joint effort at ensuring women had ...

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UN delivers lifeline to Africa women groups for COVID-19 response

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The UN Women says it is supporting to the work of grassroots women’s organisations in Covid-19 response through two financing initiatives: the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), to which UN Women provides board leadership and secretariat support, and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UNTF EVAW). Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women In addition to the dramatic health crisis, the ...

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COVID-19: UN donates N38m palliatives to vulnerable Nigerian women

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The UN Women says it has donated N38 million to Nigeria in the wake of the coronavirus, to boost palliatives for vulnerable women in the country. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women According to a statement on Friday, May 8, 2020 in Abuja by Mercedes Alfa, UN Women Media Officer, the fund was presented to the Minister of Women Affairs, ...

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Women activists enlightened on girl child’s right to education

Connected Development (CODE), with support from the New Venture Fund through the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), brought together 17 young women from different spheres of life in Abuja to build their capacities in identifying issues faced when overcoming barriers to girl child education in Nigeria. The workshop took place from 22-23 August 2014 as a step-down training of ...

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