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Inadequate public services: an invisible injustice against women

  • Date: 23/06/2020
  • Author: Siobhan McGee

Photo caption: Nurse giving injection in Uganda. Esther Mbabazi/ActionAid Today – 23rd June – marks United Nations Public Service Day. Siobhán McGee, ActionAid Ireland Chief Executive, explores the links between unpaid care/domestic work, Covid-19 and public services. Care work: Globally, women are more likely to live in poverty than men and are less likely to be.....

“All we want is a job” How the Covid-19 pandemic is taking away women’s livelihoods

  • Date: 07/07/2020
  • Author: Julianne Flynn

For the world’s poorest people, livelihoods have disappeared overnight. Find out how informal workers are struggling with no jobs, no income and no food as the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll. “People die from coronavirus but we will die from hunger. We will do any work that we can get. We are not scared of corona......

Event- “Women Rising: the Global Fight to End FGM”

  • Date: 03/07/2020
  • Author: Julianne Flynn

Please join us on Thursday 9th July from 13:00-14:00 for this online lunchtime discussion. The United Nations Population Fund has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to an extra 2 million girls worldwide undergoing FGM in the next decade. In this context, our expert panel will explore the campaign to #EndFGM in Ireland, Kenya,.....

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