According to the National Family Health Survey, there has been a huge increase in Spousal Violence in the country. The problems of women increased all over the world. From the loss of jobs to the rise in domestic violence cases, many problems hindered the growth of women in 2020, trying to push them back.
UN experts believe that the Gender Poverty Gap will increase in 2021 in view of the deteriorating economic situation.
1. Losing a job
According to the Kenyan government, 12% of men and 20% of women lost their jobs in their country.
2. Child marriage
4. Domestic violence
Helpline numbers in many places increased the number of incoming help calls fivefold. Many countries have converted hotels and holiday spaces into refugee spaces.
5. Unpaid labor
6. Women’s education
The number of teen pregnancies has increased in many countries.
Even in Malawi, a powerful religious organization is strongly opposed to a bill that would make abortion easier.
Travel restrictions due to Covid-19 also caused problems in getting an abortion. Pressure also increased on clinics and healthcare centers.
8. Maternal health
9. Revenge Porn
A social media campaign in Morocco has empowered many revenge porn victims to fight.
Some women were harassed by Ex Partners, Abusive Partners, while some women’s accounts were hacked and strangers obtained private photos.
10. Female genital mutilation (FGM)
Several FGM cases occurred during lockdowns in East and West Africa. Many parents in such areas think that having ‘FGM’ will get their daughter a good son-in-law.
In Somalia, FGM practitioners went from house to house offering to circumcise girls.