June 23, 2020
The economic and social impacts of COVID-19 on communities around the world are severe, from Canada to Italy to the US or the UK but they are more so for the already vulnerable populations, especially in Africa where women are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Working as caregivers for their families and their communities puts their health at risk, but also their livelihoods as fewer economic opportunities are available as they struggle to feed their family with the closures and the restrictions.
On June 23, join us and two of our African partners who will share what life is like for women and girls during this pandemic, their hopes for the future and what we can accomplish.
Crossroads International’s Executive Director, Heather Shapter will talk virtually with Nozipho Sasha Thorne, Executive Director of BoMake and Julie Nixon, Executive Director of Gone Rural and Swift. As we can’t be physically together, we will be #TogetherAtHome.
“Women and Girls against COVID-19” will allow you to join us via Zoom to hear firsthand the impact of COVID-19 on the communities across Eswatini. You will be able to ask questions on the challenges women and girls are experiencing, issues that will change the lives of so many people in the country and shape a new way of collaborating for our organizations.