FRANCOPHONE AFRICA – Gender and Covid-19: two webinars

Gender in Action and the Gender and Development Platform have organised two webinars on the themes of diversity of the situation in several countries, feminist mobilisations, and the role of international development and international solidarity. The first webinar, on 23 April, focused on the impact of Covid-19 on women and gender in French-speaking Africa, with speakers from Burkina Faso, Senegal and Cameroon. The connection with the DRC did not work unfortunately.

LITHUANIA – Minister of Health recommends keeping unwanted pregnancies: EPF responds

During the nationwide coronavirus quarantine, introduced on 16 March, healthcare institutions are no longer providing “non-essential” services. Some healthcare institutions in Lithuania have included abortion among these. During a press conference on 22 April 2020, when asked what women who need an abortion should do, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said it could be an occasion for women to “reconsider their choice”. “I’d urge families and women to be responsible and not to use methods that are illegal or could … Continued

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