Population of Eswatini primarily resides in rural areas with 58.9% of them living in poverty. The women turn to #ICBT for income generation but COVID-19 has devastated these prospects.
Read more on the report here: https://t.co/8zonqM7z5p
The population of the Kingdom of Eswatini primarily resides in its rich rural areas, however, 58.9% of this population are living in poverty. As a means of income, many women in Eswatini are #informalcrossborder traders, who continue to feel the effects of the COVID19 restrictions on travel.
Southern Africa Trust, with support from Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa & tralac, commissioned research that looks into the effects of women informal cross border traders in Eswatini, and provides recommendations for ways in which the effects of the pandemic can be alleviated to stimulate post-covid economic activity. Read more on the report here: https://rb.gy/3blsfu
Supplying #PPE for informal cross-border traders is an initiative we undertook as part of our continued support towards trade development in SADC and cushion the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
How can multilateralism rebuild the global economy towards climate justice? Join @GDP_Center tomorrow Fri. Apr. 9 for a webinar discussion where our @nangabe along with other panelists will be in conversation as part of the Global #JustRecovery Gathering: https://t.co/pA6YNJ8JcG https://t.co/3mBY0wUHaC
Humanitarian crises are not gender-neutral and affect people differently but tend to have a much deeper effect on marginalized groups, particularly women. Read below a study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women cross-border traders in Malawi, that provides an understanding of the challenges they have faced, analyses available response mechanisms and conveys relevant policy recommendations.
Read more on the report here, https://knowledgehub.southernafricatrust.org/research/the-impact-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-women-in-the-informal-economy-the-case-of-malawi/