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Women Were Key to Eradicating Wild Polio in Africa. But Can They Do the Same for COVID?

How do governments and the wider medical community successfully immunise the entire world against COVID-19? The answer might just lie with women, who played an enormous role in eradicating wild polio across Africa.

100 Years On, Black Women Are Still Fighting For Voting Rights

In 2008 and 2012, Black women voted at a higher rate than any other demographic bloc, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

Child Care Workers Weigh COVID-19 Risks: “I Don’t Want to Die.”

Over the course of her 12-year career, child care provider Kyra Swenson has caught pneumonia three times. The 35-year-old teacher who, until earlier this year, watched over seven one-year-olds in the burnt orange walled Chipmunk…

Lose Income or Risk Your Child’s Health at Daycare? The Impossible Choice Low-Income Parents Face in Wisconsin

When 19-year old Milwaukee native Lenesha Barr discovered her six-month-old son, LaShaun, tested positive for coronavirus in April, she panicked.  “There’s a risk that he might die from this,” says Barr, a cook at Wendy’s on unpaid…

Pregnant Black Women Navigate Two Public Health Crises During COVID-19 in Milwaukee

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare a 'perfect storm' of health inequalities that further risk pregnant Black women's lives.

Coronavirus Shutdowns Make Women the Majority of Unemployment Seekers in States Across U.S.

Women filed the majority of new unemployment claims in the weeks after their governors closed schools and workplaces to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Experts Apply Lessons From Ebola to Ensure Girls Return to School Post-Pandemic

In April of 2015, after Ebola ravaged Sierra Leone and paralyzed West Africa, schools finally began reopening. Thousands of children eagerly returned to school after nine months stuck at home, but 13-year-old Isatu and her…

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