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  1. Q&A: Women in Mali Play Critical Role in Preventing and Resolving Conflicts

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 12 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic has affected the safety and sense of community for many women in Mali given the travel restrictions and lockdowns in place, Bassirou Gaye, an assistant researcher for a 2019 report on the role of Mali women in peacekeeping, told IPS this weekend.

  2. Gendering Agriculture so Women Take the Lead in Feeding Africa

    IBADAN, Nigeria, Oct 12 (IPS) - Africa's hopes of feeding a population projected to double by 2050 amidst a worsening climate crisis rest on huge investments in agriculture, including creating the conditions so that women can empower themselves and lead efforts to transform the continent's farming landscape.

  3. COVID-19: Examining Theories for Africa's Low Death Rates

    Oct 11 (IPS) - As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa. Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing load of infectious and non-infectious diseases often led to it being talked about in apocalyptic terms.

  4. What Does Building Back Better Look Like for African Women Engaged in Smallholder Agriculture and Food Businesses?

    NAIROBI, Oct 09 (IPS) - "We need to build back better."  This has been the rallying call on the COVID-19 response by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to leaders and communities around the world. It has been echoed in conference rooms and in the numerous Zoom meetings organized to discuss the pandemic. It will be especially important to apply the idea to women working in the agriculture and food sector. 

  5. Why We’re Uniting in Support of African Girl Leaders to beat AIDS & Shift Power

    GENEVA/ PARIS/ NEW YORK, Oct 09 (IPS) - The International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October is a call for us to reflect on our responsibilities. Twenty-five years ago, governments adopted the historic Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action.

  6. Peer Support Vital to Help Young Returnees Rebuild Their Lives in West Africa

    DAKAR, Oct 09 (IPS) - Ismaila Badji could not bring himself to leave his house for weeks after returning to Senegal. "I failed twice; at school and on the road," he said. "What's wrong with me? I'm still looking for the answer." After spending time in a Libyan detention centre, Badji returned to where he came from. He did not feel like himself, he lacked motivation and he suffered from stigma from the local community.

  7. Poverty, Official Complicity Hampers Human Trafficking Fight in Malawi

    Blantyre, Malawi, Oct 06 (IPS) - In August, police intercepted the trafficking of 31 people to Mozambique. The victims, all Malawians, included 17 children and 6 women. Their two traffickers, also Malawians, had coerced them from their rural village in Lilongwe district with a promise of jobs in estates in neighbouring Mozambique. But they were saved in large part thanks to their own community.

  8. Stop Blaming Industrial Policy

    BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 06 (IPS) - Industrial policy – or the promotion of particular investments, technologies, industries, regions and enterprises – has been practiced by a variety of governments to try to accelerate economic growth and transformation.

  9. Sustainability of Zimbabwe’s Natural Food Sources take a Knock Amid Growing Economic Crisis

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 02 (IPS) - Sarudzai Moyo, a former teacher, has begun a new career as a fishmonger. Once a week she makes the 450km journey from Bulawayo to Binga, on the shores of Lake Kariba, where she buys between 100 and 150 kilograms of fish for resale as the demand for cheaper dietary options increase in Zimbabwe.

  10. A Feminist Perspective from Middle East & North Africa on the COVID-19 Pandemic

    BERLIN, Oct 02 (IPS) - Since before the COVID-19 pandemic, feminists across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have been increasingly shedding light on the global shifts that will shape the Future of Work. From their perspective, those shifts would mainly be driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact of climate change and the looming global care crisis.

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