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Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Chaco was one of the first provinces in Argentina to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly regarding the health of indigenous peoples, due to the unequal social and economic situation that existed prior to the pandemic.
Friday, August 21, 2020
On 13 August, UN Women held a webinar on the key gender issues to be taken into account during the planning of the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) 2021 of the Regional Interagency Coordination Platform for the response to the mixed flows of people from Venezuela (R4V).
Friday, August 21, 2020
On August 19, the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean of UN Women and the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) launched online the publication of the Policy Brief Care in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19. Towards Comprehensive Systems to Strengthen Response and Recovery with the participation Ministers of Women from across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Monday, August 17, 2020
Around the world, women play critical roles as first responders and leaders when humanitarian crisis occurs. They change and save lives in the hardest to reach places. Yet, their work is consistently under-funded and often unrecognized. As COVID-19 continues to ravage communities, the need to support women and women’s organizations in humanitarian action has become urgent. Through participatory videos, women in Bangladesh, Colombia, Jordan and Uganda share their perspectives.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Natalia Klinsky Amelunge is 28 years old, and this is her second year working as a general practitioner. She works in the area of epidemiology of COVID-19 at the National Health Fund in Bolivia and the Anita Leigue Municipal Health Center. She spoke with UN Women about the challenges women face in the frontline response in Bolivia.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
In an interview with UN Women Brazil, earlier this month, nurse Indianara Machado Ramires Guarani Kaiowá, explained why indigenous women and children were more vulnerable and pointed out how persisting historical issues increased the risks posed to them by the new Coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Ryancia Henry is originally from Antigua and Barbuda, she moved four months ago to Montecito, California, to take up the position of Director of Housekeeping, managing a team of 60 people, at a hotel that has now closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. With international travel disrupted, and movement restrictions within the United States of America, Ryancia is among millions of workers in the hospitality industry considering what the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be on her, her staff, her family and her friends.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Thousands of Guatemalans recently lost their homes in the eruption of Volcán de Fuego, and many victims have sought refuge at temporary shelters. María Ohong, resident of El Porvenir, and a victim of the disaster herself, is working to help others who have lost their loved ones, homes and livelihoods. UN Women has supported a government-run shelter at the Escuela Mendez Montenegro in Alotenango, where women like Ohong have organized themselves to ensure equitable distribution of relief items and protection for women and girls.
Friday, June 3, 2016
In Manabí, one of the provinces hardest-hit by the April earthquake, some 80 women now living in shelters recently took a UN Women skills-training workshop on business development, fuelling dreams of recovery.