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Published 22.06.2020 17:03
In Somalia women are distributing protective gear to street vendors.
The Somaliland Women’s Research and Action Group (Sowrag) is distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and posters to women street vendors in the city of Hargeisa. The posters contain key information on Covid-19 and protection measures.
Inclusion, Unemployment,
Published 15.06.2020 10:30
In Costa Rica, the government is publishing the work of entrepreneurs to help them to find a job.
In the city of Tibás, the local government’s press and communication department is publishing informative videos about the services that entrepreneurs offer. The videos are published on the official social networks of the municipality of Tibás. The priority is to publicize the work of people who have been hit by…
Unemployment,
Published 12.06.2020 14:27
In Malaysia, durian traders turn to online sales to overcome coronavirus impacts.
Durian is a big fruit with a strong smell, really appreciated in  in Southeast Asia, where it is considered “King of Fruits”. The durian traders were unable to sell the fruit directly to people during the pandemic. Since the demand continue for the online sales have brought some energy to…
Unemployment,
Published 08.06.2020 07:56
In the UK, Uber has launched Work Hub for drivers to find temporary work opportunities with other companies.
During the pandemic, Uber in the UK has partnered with companies that are currently offering work opportunities, such as Adecco, Hermes or Yodel, to show vacancies in other jobs. Uber drivers can visit the new section “Work Hub” in their Driver App.
Unemployment,
Published 26.05.2020 16:25
In Colombia, craftswomen manufacture embroidery masks.
Women in the city of Mampuján have had their handicraft sales hindered by the Covid-19 pandemic. They started sewing embroidery masks to sell on the internet. They consulted epidemiologists to find out which fabric is safer to protect against Covid-19 and they are being advised to keep the business online…
Health, ,
Published 25.05.2020 16:20
In Cameroon, UN Women provides training and hygiene kits to roadside vendors.
The organization launched a Covid-19 awareness campaign for 200 vendors (the majority of whom were women) in Yaoundé. The vendors were taught about protecting themselves and preventing the spread of the virus. They were also given a hygiene kit consisting of a bucket, soap, masks, and umbrellas. The organization targeted…
Inclusion,
Published 05.05.2020 12:30
In Paraisópolis, one of the largest favelas in São Paulo, Brazil, ‘street presidents’ go door-to-door for coronavirus awareness.
The so-called “Presidente de Rua” (street presidents)  are chosen by the neighbors and their aim is to raise awareness, to monitor that people stay home, to distribute donations and essential items and to support people with symptoms with information. About 21,000 houses in the community are supported by the volunteers.
Inclusion,
Published 04.05.2020 20:01
In Nigeria, the Red Cross donates relief items to the vulnerable.
In Nigeria, the Red Cross in Lagos has distributed relief items to vulnerable people in the Makoko, community which is one of the communities that has been hit hard by the country’s lockdown. The organisation provided essential food items that could last a family of six for one-week to informal…
Inclusion,
Published 04.05.2020 08:43
Zimbabwean NGO, ZimRights distributes Covid-19 sanitary packs to informal traders at Mbare Musika.
The sanitary packs included a three-ply disposable facial mask, a pair of powdered latex gloves and a 100ml sanitizer bottle per individual. The move will see everyone who enters the market place being sanitized, as well as vendors individually sanitizing their customers. Mbare Musika is the biggest fresh produce market…
Inclusion, Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 17:39
In Japan, sex workers have become eligible to apply for financial aid under the government’s $989 billion stimulus package.
Japanese advocacy organization Sex Work And Sexual Health told the government that sex workers should not be excluded from receiving support money. However, some public opinions are still against using taxpayers’ money to support sex workers.

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