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Thursday, 22 October 2020, 17.00 – 18.30 (Zoom Webinar)
The European Union and China compete for influence in Africa - also in the course of Covid-19 support measures. Will this open up new opportunities for Africans?
A. Mukiga, expert on gender and development, sheds light on the impact of the pandemic on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Rwanda and discusses ways towards a feminist response.read more »
After nationwide protests, which led to the overthrow of the repressive regime in 2018, Ethiopia saw hope for democracy, justice and peace. Yet, the country faces challenges to deal with the past and reconcile the people.read more »
The event provided a better understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African regions and the response by African institutions. Furthermore, it focused on the unequal access to medicine and future vaccines.read more »
Due to overwhelmed health systems, restrictions in mobility, disruption of services and isolation the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls all over the world are at risk.read more »
As COVID-19 spreads globally, warnings that the pandemic will cause major challenges for countries in the Global South are getting louder. Colleagues from Ghana, Liberia and Zambia share their experiences and concerns.read more »
Gerald Knaus, a political advisor, Alida Vračić from Populari Institut in Sarajewo and the Nairobi based migration analyst Olivia Akumu discussed the changing dynamics of migration today and possible political responses.read more »
The Africa Club is an informal discussion forum by interesed people from public institutions, the African diaspora and Austrian civil society about current developments in Africa, the EU Africa relations and the situation of…read more »
In 2019, African people witnessed an increasing number of ‘pro-democracy protests’ or ‘revolts of the youth’. The most recent protests in Sudan and in Ethiopia show the variety of struggles for social justice and democracy.read more »
Across the world, over 60 percent of the workforce is employed in the informal economy. In some African countries it is up to 90 percent. VIDC and ÖGB have invited international experts to discuss the topic.read more »