As the pandemic has brought our world’s climate and health crises into sharp relief, the time is ripe to include women’s reproductive rights as part of our climate solutions toolbox.
From planting to protesting, women are at the frontlines of the fight against food insecurity. Many are participating in Rising Gardens, a mass action through which women are planting community gardens.
We remember Nawal El Saadawi, the renowned Egyptian feminist, physician, writer and activist, as our charismatic and outspoken mentor.
As the Moroccan government has increased repression of journalists, activists and artists who challenge norms, Moroccan photographer Fatima Zohra Serri continues creating work that makes women’s bodies and experiences visible, from menstruation to marriage to street harassment.
COVID-19 has exposed the gendered aspects of food insecurity, especially for refugees and women in crisis settings. Women in Uganda, South Sudan, and Afghanistan confirmed that food insecurity was among their top concerns, ahead of heath care and access to sanitizer or masks.
“We know what COVID-19 is, but we don’t know how to feed our children.”
Aweng Ade-Chuol was born in a Kenyan refugee camp. As a child she immigrated with her family to Australia, where she was scouted by a modeling agency. Today, at age 22, she is a world-famous model who advocates for mental health and equality—especially for refugee girls.
To address staggering levels of teen pregnancy in Tanzania, two global nonprofits are using the tool of sports to address taboo women’s sexual and reproductive health issues.
COVID-19 is compromising significant recent progress made towards global girls’ education equity, as schools close and migration increases. The painful and protracted interruptions to girls’ education are a global emergency, with incalculable potential losses to follow.
Mary Yeboah and Koluchi Odiegwu—two second year college students—have raised over $32,000 for remote villages in Africa whose inhabitants are facing mass hunger caused by the coronavirus.
“We saw a correlation of how COVID-19 and hunger were affecting a target demographic. We knew we had to bring attention to it.”
Ms. sat down with CARE CEO and president Michelle Nunn to discuss what to do when it seems like “everything is on fire”; the differences between Ebola and COVID; and countless examples of women leaders stepping up for the sake of their communities.