COVID-19 in Africa: Economic interest in the Shadow of the Pandemic

Report from the Online Discussion on 18 June 2020

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.

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Girl in Calcutta, India walks with collected waste in front of a Corona awareness poster.

The COVID-19 pandemic: sexual and reproductive health and rights under pressure

By Tania Napravnik and Sara Soltani

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.

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“People in the informal economy will suffer” - Voices from the Global South on the Corona pandemic

by Lena Gruber (VIDC)

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.

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Fortress Europe? Current migration trends and European responses

Report on the event on 25 February 2020

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.

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Afrika Club

Year 2020: A turning point for EU Africa relations?

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…

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African uprising. Social movements in Sudan and Ethiopia

Report on the evant on 24 Oktober 2019

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.

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Silenced? Women's struggles in Africa's informal economy

Report on event on 7 Otokber 2019

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.

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