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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.


Who Cares for the Caregivers: Unsung Heroines

A Pakistani child domestic worker. Credit: Fahim Siddiqi /IPS

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 11 2020 (IPS) - Even before Covid-19, the world was facing a care crisis. The plight of often neglected, under-appreciated, under-protected and poorly equipped ‘frontline’ health personnel working to contain the pandemic has drawn attention to the tip of the care crisis iceberg.

Rising care work burden

Ageing populations as well as cuts to public services and social protection were making matters worse, increasing the burden on carers, or care givers/providers, regardless of their employment status.

Elderly people need long-term care as they age, while existing social arrangements, including government services, remain inadequate and ill prepared. Such demands on caregivers will continue to increase as populations grow and people live longer.


Violence Against Women Journalists - UN Special Rapporteur Violence Against Women Report to HRC 2020


Direct Link to Full 19-Page 2020 UN Human Rights Council Report:


Source: WUNRN – 04.07.2020

Harmful Practices Against Women & Girls Undermine Equality - State of the World Population Report 2020 - FGM+

Direct Link to Full 164-Page UNFPA Report:

State of World Population 2020

Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.


Gender in Humanitarian Crises Action

Participation of women and girls: Inclusive humanitarian action that meaningfully engages women and girls in humanitarian decision-making will lead to a more effective humanitarian response. Women often play prominent leadership roles within their communities, and they can offer unique insights based on their experiences, challenges and opportunities.

Prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV): As a humanitarian coordinating agency and a member of the global Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies, OCHA is responsible for ensuring that SGBV prevention and response are prioritized as immediate life-saving priorities across all sectors and clusters.

OCHA – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Source: WUNRN – 03.07.2020






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