The Multiple Reasons Unemployment Affect Women in Africa

Understanding unemployment is unpacking the many factors that influence it. The gendered impact of joblessness goes beyond the lack of jobs. The many factors that affect women disproportionately have to be evaluated to find solutions.

While the pandemic worsened employment figures worldwide, African women are the most disadvantaged. This article will look at those variables and their connections to women’s employment.

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The Unemployment Crisis of Women in Africa, Explained

The average unemployment rate for women in Africa is 9.94%. This is according to the 2019 study by the World Bank. It was based on 52 countries, with South Africa having the largest rate and Niger the lowest.

YUVA Intern Ling Sheperd took a closer look at the various challenges influencing women’s unemployment.

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Building a Successful Career as Social Worker In Mauritius

Social work is a practice-based career and field of study that fosters social change, development, cohesiveness, and empowerment. A social worker works with people’s heritage to help them manage their daily lives with respect and dignity.

Understanding human growth, behaviour, social, economic, cultural structures, and relationships are part of social work practice. Community development is the core component of social work. It concentrates on increasing the literacy rate, creating and generating employment opportunities, poverty eradication, and eradicating acute hunger, gender equality and welfare of the vulnerable sections of the society by adopting social work methods.

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How Far NGOs Have Been Affected by COVID-19 Globally

COVID-19 has upturned billions of lives around the globe. Lives and jobs have been lost, economies have fallen into crisis, and societies have fallen into disarray. During these challenging times, the non-profit sector has been the most active. NGOs play critical roles in multiple areas, namely humanitarian aid, diplomacy, advocacy, and global governance. The world has come to understand the roles and importance of NGOs in society once faced with the pandemic’s unprecedented challenge. But one thing that the world has overlooked is how NGOs have been affected by the pandemic.

COVID-19 brought to light the flaws and frailty of health systems worldwide, forcing NGOs to step in to assist. When the second wave of COVID-19 hit and people met with their healthcare system’s alarming inability to provide life-saving medical services and supplies, NGOs across the world—Save The Children, SaveLIFE Foundation and Action Aid, amongst several others—played a significant role in reinforcing the health infrastructure. Whether it was supplying medical equipment or installing oxygen plants, NGOs stepped up in all ways possible to help the country combat the pandemic and save its citizens.

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