Nyoni Challenges Families To Respect Women

WOMEN Affairs, Community and Small and Medium enterprises Minister, Dr Sithembiso Nyoni has implored  families to honor women and shun gender based violence if the family institution is to continue serving its purpose. HealthTimes Reporter Speaking during a press briefing Minister Nyoni highlighted that some women even lost their lives in family institutions because of violence which is channeled towards them in family setups. It will not be fair to be silent on gender based violence issues when I speak of a family. For generations, women have been the pillars…

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UN Bemoans Covid-19 Impact On Women

THE United Nations (UN) has bemoaned the negative impact the Covid-19 world pandemic has brought on women world over. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement which opened this year’s the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), UN said the pandemic has impacted women disproportionately. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women disproportionately – from loss of jobs to rise in violence against women and unpaid care work. Although women are at the front line of COVID-19 response as healthcare workers, innovators and leaders, their contributions…

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COVID-19 Will Widen Poverty Gap Between Women And Men- UN Study

THE COVID-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty, according to new data released today by UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 percent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 percent due to the pandemic and its fallout. The projections, commissioned by UN Women and UNDP, and carried out by the Pardee Centre for International Futures…

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COVID-19: Women and girls face greater dangers during COVID-19 pandemic

Community Health Worker Lydia Ganda conducting community awareness activities in Boitekong township in Rustenburg. Photographer: Siyathuthuka Media

THE COVID-19 pandemic is having potentially catastrophic secondary impacts on the health of women and girls around the world. Decisions made at every level of the response to the pandemic are resulting in women being further cut off from sexual and reproductive health services, threatening sharp rises in maternal and neonatal mortality. Women and girls are often denied care outright or face dangerous delays getting the services they need. The impacts of misguided policies and barriers to care are especially severe in places with weak or overburdened health systems—including many…

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End Forced Sterilisation Of Women Living With HIV

THE Global Network of People living HIV (GNP+), the International Community of Women living with HIV and the Global Network of Young People living with HIV (Y+),  have called  for an end to forced sterilisation of women living with HIV. In a statement, the three orgnisations described the act as a horrific violation of  human rights and called for an end to all violations of women’s autonomy and bodily integrity. The forced and coerced sterilization of women living with HIV has been documented in over 31 countries around the world,…

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GBV Cases Against Men On The Rise

THERE has been an increase over the years in reportage of Gender Based Violence cases among males in Zimbabwe owing to immense sensitization of the controversial issue, the Anti-Domestic Violence Council said on Thursday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Despite the figures of women suffering at the hands of abusive husbands being high, statistics taken from the Zimbabwe Republic Police by the council show a rise in men reporting these cases more than women. According to figures announced by the ADVC, there was a 23 percent rise of cases reported by men with…

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