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Fewer women than men will regain work during COVID-19 recovery – ILO

Facemask Production Training

Fewer women will regain jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic during the recovery period than men, according to a new study released on Monday, July 19, 2021 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Women and girls during a face mask training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja In Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at ...

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World Malaria Day: ICCDI Africa, WellaHealth offer healthcare support to women

BuildBackBetter

To mark the 2021 World Malaria Day, the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa) in partnership with WellaHealth has kicked off a Women Health Support Project themed “BuildBackBetter”. The three-month initiative targets women residents of Somolu Local Government and Bariga Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State. Beneficiaries and promoters of the women health support project themed “BuildBackBetter” The ...

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Advocates seek support for women-driven initiatives to alleviate COVID-19, climate change effects

Commonwealth Day

Environmental and gender rights advocates have appealed to all the 54 countries under the Commonwealth to channel additional investments in supporting women-driven initiatives to alleviate the present economic hardship posed by COVID-19 and climate change. Some of the participants including President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, during the 2021 Commonwealth ...

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How Delta women use heat from gas flaring sites to dry tapioca

Gas flaring

With more than half its population lacking access to energy, Nigeria still wastes gas – a major source of energy. The communities where the gas is flared are also bereft of any form of protection and empowerment. The stories of these women point to what would have been if only the government would add a smidgen of grit to its ...

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IWD: GLF celebrates 16 women restoring the earth

GLF Women

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) on Monday, March 8, 2021 highlighted 16 female leaders working to protect and restore the global natural capital through science, finance, policymaking, journalism and land rights. Some of the women As the world enters the last decade to prevent irreversible damage from climate change, women are said to be ...

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Women less likely to die from COVID-19 than men in Africa – WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

Women account for a slightly smaller proportion of COVID-19 infections and deaths compared with men, a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 28 African countries shows. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa WHO Regional Office for Africa said this in a statement issued from its headquarters in Brazzaville, Congo on Thursday, March 4, 2021. According ...

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Gender groups urged to notify authorities of interest in climate finance

Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme

Women and gender groups have been called upon to make their interest in climate finance matters as they relate with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) known to the appropriate authorities and entities. Participants at the Training Workshop on Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme and Consultative Forum on Nigeria’s Readiness Support Ms. Titilope Akosa, Executive Director, Centre for 21st Century ...

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Women are more vulnerable to impacts of climate change – Environmentalist

Women farmers

An environmentalist, Mr Olumide Idowu, says women are increasingly more vulnerable than men to the impacts of climate change, because they are more dependent on threatened natural resources. Female smallholder farmers Idowu, who spoke on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Lagos, noted that gender roles in Africa had made the recurrent climate effect to have a huge toll on women especially. The environmentalist ...

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IPEN, SAICM report illustrates chemicals’ disproportionate impacts on women

Phumzile-Mlambo-Ngcuka-UNWomen

A report published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) and the Strategic Alliance for International Chemicals Management (SAICM) illustrates the impact of chemicals on women, as well as gender inequalities in decision-making on chemicals and waste management. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women The report suggests concrete steps to protect women’s health and their decision-making role.  The report, titled: “Gender Review Mapping ...

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Forum explores narratives on environmental justice for Niger Delta women

Niger Delta Women's Day

“Community women bear the brunt of environmental cost of the relationship and transactions between large corporations and community leaders and government to explore and exploit oil and gas mineral resources available in our land,” said Chief Emem Okon the Executive Director, Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Chief Emem Okon, ...

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