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COVID-19 RESPONSE: RESOURCES PACK

COVID-19 has swept rapidly across the globe impacting the daily lives of people across the class, political, race and gender divide. Though reaching Africa later, it has nonetheless exposed the structural inequalities inherent in the current paradigm. Shattered healthcare systems, inadequate access to water, food and income insecurity—all impact African peasant and working-class women disproportionately due to gender disparities and gendered divisions of labour. 

In the shadows of this global pandemic, WoMin sees a vital opportunity to spotlight ecofeminist perspectives and analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 crisis on peasant and working-class women in Africa as well as stories of their resilience and strategies—which are missing in most reportage.  We amplify feminist voices and women-centred organising, and support community-driven advocacy and solutions in solidarity with our partners, funders,allies and women on the frontlines of this crisis.

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An activist's Covid-19 Resources Pack 

This pack offers COVID-19 resources that may be of use to partners, allies and all activists organising in these challenging times. The tools we’ve compiled are accessible and easily adaptable and can be used with communities and organisations. In this pack, you will find three kinds of resources:

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Covid-19 – Crisis Upon Crisis In Africa: An Ecofeminist Perspective

The novel Coronavirus has triggered a significant global crisis, with the harshest impacts being felt by the poor and working classes across the world. On the African continent, this ‘new’ pandemic encounters numerous other crises of climate heating, environmental degradation, unemployment and rising poverty, land grabs and widespread hunger, increased violence, specifically violence against women, and civil conflicts in many countries.

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Women's organising in a time of crisis - lessons from the learning exchange 

The novel coronavirus pandemic collides with many other crises playing out across the African continent – “climate heating, environmental degradation, unemployment, rising poverty, [water scarcity and food insecurity], and increased violence, specifically violence against women and civil conflicts in many countries” (COVID-19 – Crisis Upon Crisis In Africa: An Ecofeminist Perspective, WoMin Alliance).

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