Tag: Economic empowerment
A recent report by the UN Women showed that the pandemic-induced poverty surge will widen the gender poverty gap. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic will push 96 million people into extreme poverty by 2021, of which more than half are women and girls. Oulimata Sarr, Regional Director for West and Central Africa at the UN Women joins CNBC Africa for more.
“Public transport remains one of our biggest risk areas in the spread of the virus. We must therefore do everything in our power to protect both the citizens who rely on public transport and those who operate the system from exposure and possible infection,” reads the statement by South Africa’s Department of Transport.