The Covid-19 pandemic hit like a shockwave, causing a ripple effect of devastation. The first issue that comes to mind is clearly the socioeconomic effects of lockdown. However, the health crisis has also had a major impact on households, personal privacy and mental health. Violence against women, which before the Covid-19 outbreak, had been the subject of unprecedented levels of protest in Latin America, has risen sharply. In some countries, governments are using the crisis as an opportunity to challenge women’s reproductive health rights. These are just a few of the issues that have been covered by ID4D over the past few months, available this week.
Around the world, lockdown measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic have led to an alarming increase in violence against women and domestic violence. How are countries responding to this phenomenon? Sociologist Johanna Dagorn provides insights.
As the Covid-19 crisis continues to destabilize whole countries, NGOs are particularly concerned about its impact on the reproductive health of women, especially their right to abortion and access to contraception.
To the surprise of many, “A Rapist in Your Way” has met with worldwide success. The performance piece by Chilean feminist group Las Tesis is not an isolated flash in the pan. It is the expression of a dynamic global feminist movement tied to current issues and driven by Latin American feminist traditions.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, on November 25, offers an opportunity to reflect on the role of women and their demands in social and political movements all over the world in recent months.
For Friederike Röder, EU and France Director of ONE, an international campaigning and advocacy NGO, female entrepreneurship should be encouraged as a lever of development that contributes to achieving all the sustainable development goals (SDG).
From July 20 to 14 August 2020, ID4D is taking a break. This provides an opportunity to look back at some of the common themes covered in our publications since last summer. Women’s rights, the Covid-19 outbreak, the current situation in the Sahel, the “world of tomorrow” and much more … Happy reading, and have a great summer!