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· April, 2020

Stories about Women & Gender from April, 2020

29 April 2020

Women conquer space in Bolivia's Carnival of Oruro

The Bridge

Long excluded from the festival, woman and non-binary people have now claimed their place.

27 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: A fake performance

COVID-19

They yelled out from their windows “fake, fake, it is all formalist performance”. This is not the first time the people in Wuhan express their resentment.

24 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Feelings of insecurity

COVID-19

I want to go to the park to take a stroll after the lockdown is lifted...

22 April 2020

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

COVID-19

Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March,  the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.

20 April 2020

How to protect Nigerians’ personal information while combating COVID-19

AdvoxCOVID-19

Combatting COVID-19 through all available legal means is urgent. However, such means need not be at the expense of protecting human rights — including the right to privacy. 

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Volunteers collect help messages during the pandemic

COVID-19

Domestic violence is emerging in the pandemic and volunteers are keeping records of their stories.

17 April 2020

Harvey Weinstein’s prison sentence is a reminder of the difficulty of obtaining justice for sexual assault

The Bridge

"How many have been denounced, prosecuted and sentenced?"

16 April 2020

In Ecuador, an old family home is revamped as a residence for young mothers

"Some arrived with very low self-esteem and are now more confident and have started to feel more optimistic about their future."

14 April 2020

Sierra Leone lifts 10-year ban on pregnant girls attending school

Sierra Leone finally lifts a discriminatory policy that barred pregnant girls from attending school in a new bid to form a more inclusive nation and address injustices against young women.

11 April 2020

COVID-19 revives grim history of medical experimentation in Africa

COVID-19

Africa 'is not a testing lab' for a COVID-19 vaccine. The debate over human testing in clinical trials speaks to a grim history of medical experimentation and exploitation in Africa.

10 April 2020

Stay-at-home orders accompanied by rise in domestic violence in Trinidad & Tobago

COVID-19

Once the government announced stay-at-home measures for everyone but members of “essential services”, the police service prepared itself for a rise in reports of domestic abuse.

9 April 2020

Quarantined Argentine women protest spike in femicides from their windows

COVID-19

Helpline calls have increased by 60 percent since mandatory quarantine began on March 20.

7 April 2020

In Russia's far east, a feminist theatre director comes under attack

RuNet Echo

Yulia Tsvetkova was building a community in her hometown in Russia's far east — until she was targeted by violent homophobes and a hostile police.

6 April 2020

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

The story of Lucía, an 11-year-old girl forced to carry a pregnancy to term after being raped, became a symbol in the struggle for the right to safe abortion.

4 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Restrictions tighten

COVID-19

"From the city lockdown to the community lockup, restriction on our activities has become stricter and stricter, and we are deprived of our power little by little."

3 April 2020

As Russia goes into lockdown, feminists fear an epidemic of domestic violence

RuNet Echo

Russia is seized by fear of the coronavirus epidemic. But for some Russian women under lockdown, the priority is to survive the epidemic of domestic violence.

Lockdown in Colombia will affect the right to abortion, says human rights lawyer

"Lockdown exceptions must explicitly include services that make it possible to maintain and guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health," says Selene Soto.

2 April 2020

Nigeria’s elite ‘above the law’ as the poor struggle with COVID-19 measures

COVID-19

The majority of Nigeria's poor live by the day in overcrowded and squalid shanties, without running water and modern toilet facilities. They cannot and will not survive a lockdown. 

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