WHO restates harsh impact of COVID-19 on African women

The World Health Organization earlier this week (June 17) reiterated concerns over the rate at which covid-19 exposes women in Africa “to a higher risk of abuse and gender-based violence.”

This comes after hundreds of cases on rape and other forms of violence against women have been recorded in parts of the continent.

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti is WHO regional Director for Africa: “The physical distances associated with home stay orders have affected women’s businesses, their ability to earn a livin…

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