admin | November 9, 2020
ROPPA, the West African regional producers’ organization, has published a report on how women working in the agricultural sector have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the report, they present seven key facts and seven solutions. These seven realities were developed in consultation with women’s colleges in 13 West African countries. They include:
1. Women face disruption to their economic activities.
2. Women and girls face limited access to social services.
3. Women and girls face an increase in vulnerability and gender-based violence.
4. Women and girls face a food crisis.
5. Women face limited representation and participation in decision-making spaces.
6. Women and girls face a lack of access to information.
7. Women and girls face the burden of social norms.
This report was produced by ROPPA and six West African organizations: APESS, RBM, WILDAF, WANEP, REPSFECO, and ROALJEF-Mali, with the support of Oxfam and CARE.
Find the report here: http://roppa-afrique.org/IMG/pdf/study_eng_bd.pdf