Naya Rajab, Syrian refugee in Lebanon

Vulnerability Amplified: a glimpse into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTIQ people around the world

By Amie Bishop / Outright Action International

In this global pandemic, LGBTIQ persons, due to pre-existing stigma, discriminiation and exclusion, are hit particularly hard, as a new global study by the human rights organisation Outright Action International shows.

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Die Verteilung der unbezahlten Arbeit hat sich seit den 50ern nicht wesentlich verbessert.

"We don’t fall back into the 50s, we never left them." On the distribution of unpaid work during the COVID-19 lockdown.

An interview with Katharina Mader by Lena Gruber (VIDC)

During the COVID-19 crisis, women did up to nine and a half hours of unpaid work a day. What it needs for a fairer distribution of care work.

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Women protesting for tax justice in India.

Tax justice and gender in the face of COVID-19

By Caroline Othim

Tax systems are not gender-blind, nor is the current health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Policy responses have to include a gender perspective.

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Medical examination during the COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen.

Peace is the Prerequisite. On COVID-19 amid the War in Yemen

By Somaja Al Thawr

The COVID-19 crisis has worsened the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen in the midst of the ongoing armed conflict. Yet, NGOs such as Women4Yemen continue to fight for peace.

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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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Im Flüchtlingslager «Atmeh» an der türkischen Grenze leben tausende Menschen in Zeltunterkünften.

„Das Leben ist schwieriger geworden“. Syrische Frauen erzählen von den neuen Herausforderungen in Zeiten von Corona

Von Rama Al Darwisch

Zu Jahresbeginn 2020 flohen über eine Million Menschen aus Idlib, der letzten Rebellenhochburg Syriens, davon 80 Prozent Frauen und Kinder. Die COVID-19 Pandemie macht die Situation für die Frauen jetzt noch schwieriger.

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Gender Tandem Workshops für Frauen

Stärkung afghanischer Frauen

Anknüpfend an das bisherige VIDC Projekt „Interkulturelle Genderkompetenz Tandem-Workshops für afghanische junge Männer“ entwickelte das VIDC 2019 ein entsprechendes Pilotprojekt zur Stärkung von afghanischen Frauen.

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Gender Tandem Workshops für Männer

Gendersensibilisierung afghanischer Männer

Im Rahmen des Projektes "WANNE – We All Need New Engagement"  führte das VIDC 2018-2019 Gender Tandem Workshops zur Sensibilisierung junger afghanischer Männern durch. 

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Islamic Feminisms, the state and social movements

an interview with Fatima Sadiqi by Helmut Krieger

Moroccan gender expert and linguist Fatima Sadiqi explains the diversity of Islamic feminisms and feminst movements in the Maghreb region.

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We have to put down our arms in Afghanistan and take up pens instead

by Rahela Sidiqi

The engagement of the Afghan Diaspora in their host countries and in Afghanistan is vital for the development of the country. R. Sidiqi, Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women's Education in London, shares her recommendations.

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