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Published 28.06.2020 14:18
In Peru, “Mujeres Emprendedoras” project is helping women to keep with their own businesses.
The “Mujeres Emprendedoras” project offers advice on financial management, savings plans, and sales optimization to save business for hundreds of women affected by the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 13.06.2020 14:17
In Chile, the government launched “WhatsApp Mujer” to help victims of abuse during the quarantine.
The project has helped more than 4 thousand women in a month. Women only need to send a WhatsApp message with the word “hola” (hello) and the assistants, who are people trained to deal with cases of violence, assess the risk of the victim, and provide guidance.
Published 05.06.2020 11:10
In Honduras, rural women sew masks to prevent Covid-19.
It is an initiative of the Red COMAL Network, from the Rural Caja 21 de mayo, a community initiative led by women. Its leader, Lucia Sarmiento and other women sew fabric masks for families and their community. Another part of the production is sold in the city Comayagua.
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Published 20.05.2020 09:56
Non-profit delivers masks for the vulnerable in Africa and gives jobs to local tailors
A non-profit organisation African Masks distributes cloth masks in several countries across Africa. While some governments introduced compulsory mask-wearing, many impoverished communities cannot afford a mask. Teams of African Masks volunteers distribute masks to the most vulnerable and populated communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Senegal, Kenya, Benin and Nigeria.
Published 16.05.2020 16:04
In Mexico, women inmates sew fabric masks for police officers to use in Querétaro, a Mexican city.
The State Commission for the Penitentiary System (CESP) has already delivered 25,000 masks. They aim to hep the police to be protected while they are working.
Published 16.05.2020 14:00
In Brazil, women come together to help other women pay their household bills.
They help to pay utilities bills such as water, electricity and gas to families with financial difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They are mothers who are part of the Maternashop group. They receive requests for help, they analyze the cases and they collect the money.
Published 13.05.2020 16:14
In Brussels, Belgium, an European Parliament building housed 100 homeless women, victims of abuse.
The European Parliament together with Samusocial Brussels, an organization working against exclusion, turned its offices into bedrooms to settle needed women. Several of the shelters for abused women have had to close due to the lockdown. The European Parliament buildings are empty because the sessions were suspended at least until…
Published 06.05.2020 18:32
In Guatemala, a group of 30 women provide psychological and legal assistance to other women who are victims of violence during social isolation in the Patzún city.
They also prepare information materials about Covid-19 in Kaqchiquel, a language spoken by some indigenous people in Central America. Some populations are uninformed about Covid-19 because most of the information is in Spanish, the country’s official language.
Published 05.05.2020 16:11
In Bolivia, female peasant leaders explain in rural areas the risks of the Covid-19 pandemic.
About 400 Aymara and Quechua women voluntarily explain population ways to protect themselves against the novel coronavirus. They belong to the Center for the Integral Development of Aymara Women (Cdima). In addition, they launched a campaign on social media and materials in the Aymara and Quechua languages to promote hygiene…
Published 27.04.2020 06:28
In Botswana, Thari Foundation is collecting clothing and essentials for pregnant women and new-borns.
The foundation is collecting all essentials required by pregnant women and new-borns which will be donated at various hospitals. This call for donations comes after the Minister of Trade and Investment, Peggy Serame, refused a request made by many women to open clothing stores to enable pregnant women and new…

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