Emma Batha, allAfrica.com

Emma Batha

allAfrica.com

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Past articles by Emma:

Ugandan Children Drop Out of School As Fees Soar Post-Covid

On top of rising poverty and child marriage, higher school costs are deterring low-income families from sending students back to class in the East African nation → Read More

Afghanistan: What Will Happen to Girls' Education Under Taliban Rule?

The Taliban just backtracked on a promise to allow tens of thousands of girls to get back to school. → Read More

Africa: Super-Rich Thrive As Covid-19 Pushes Millions Into Poverty

A new billionaire has been created every 26 hours during the pandemic, deepening the world's wealth divides → Read More

Billionaires thrive as COVID-19 pushes millions into poverty

A new billionaire has been created every 26 hours during the pandemic, deepening the world's wealth divides → Read More

Super-rich thrive as COVID-19 pushes millions into poverty

A new billionaire has been created every 26 hours during the pandemic, deepening the world's wealth divides → Read More

Eco-Friendly PPE: The Inventors Working to Solve the COVID-19 Plastic Waste Problem

These reusable and recyclable inventions cut down on plastic waste produced by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Africa: Biden to End Trump-Era Anti-Abortion "Global Gag Rule"

The new president will revoke a policy which prevents foreign groups providing abortion services or counselling from receiving U.S. funding → Read More

COVID-19 Highlights Need for Protections for Millions of Homeworkers

The dramatic global shift to remote working during COVID-19 lockdowns has underscored an urgent need for greater protections for homeworkers, many of whom → Read More

Africa: From Child Marriage to Revenge Porn

From mass job losses to soaring domestic violence, the rise of revenge porn and a widening gender poverty gap, 2020 has threatened to hobble progress on women's equality as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks global havoc. → Read More

Africa: Harris' VP Win Makes History, but Attitudes to Women's Leadership Shows Room to Grow

As Kamala Harris becomes the first woman elected U.S. vice-president, a global study finds over half of men remain uncomfortable with a woman in leadership roles → Read More

Africa: Social Media Abuse Drives Girls Off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter say they are using technology to stamp out abusive content and give users more control over conversations → Read More

Lesotho: 'Groundbreaking' Lesotho Study Reveals High Cost of Domestic Violence

Commonwealth secretary-general Patricia Scotland says domestic violence is costing countries more than they realise → Read More

Zambian Musician With Albinism Says Coronavirus Raises Risk of Attack

Zambian hit singer John Chiti says coronavirus has left people with albinism living in fear → Read More

Businesses urged to give refugees more jobs in COVID-19 era

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments and businesses must do more to integrate refugees into the economy and stop them falling through the cracks during the coronavirus pandemic, a top United Nations official said on Thursday. → Read More

Somalia Sees "Massive" Rise in FGM During Lockdown and Ramadan

Plan International says crisis is undermining efforts to end the ancient practice in Somalia which has the world's highest FGM rate → Read More

Sitting ducks: UK charity sees surge in calls from stalking victims

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British charities for victims of stalking have reported a surge in calls during the coronavirus lockdown, with women isolated at home saying they feel like "sitting ducks". → Read More

Africa: Coronavirus to Have 'Catastrophic' Impact On Women With Domestic Abuse Up 20 Percent

A three month lockdown could result in an additional 15 million cases of domestic abuse globally, says UNFPA → Read More

Africa: Countries Must Tackle 'Horrifying' Domestic Abuse Surge Amid Lockdowns

Calls to helplines have soared in many countries as lockdowns leave women trapped with abusive partners → Read More

Africa: World 'Woefully' Underestimating Female Genital Mutilation, Study Finds

While United Nations data estimates 200 million women and girls have been cut from 31 countries, rights group Equality Now says at least 92 countries are affected and leaders are off track → Read More

Guinea: Witchcraft Beliefs Blamed for Halting Drive to End FGM in Guinea

Traditional cutters are often thought to have supernatural powers in Guinea where 97% of girls undergo female genital mutilation → Read More