Welcome in this bizarre new environment since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world in unprecedented ways, raising new challenges for health, and for sexual and reproductive health and human rights worldwide. Humanity is resilient and able to adapt to new situations, but none of us have ever lived a pandemic with such a huge global impact on all people of the world, especially the most vulnerable ones.

The Academic Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies (ANSER) initiated a study on the impact of the COVID-19 isolation measures on sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.

ICRH Kenya is currently implementing a project called ‘Amplify Change’ aimed at strengthening the already existing non-traditional SRH allies.

In Ghent, Belgium and Maputo Mozambique there was simultaneously in the month of March 2020 a photo exhibition in the corridors of both University Hospitals.

ICRH Kenya is a member of the Mombasa County Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) technical working group which holds quarterly meetings to address various SGBV issues in Mombasa County as well as come up with solutions and recommendations for the gaps identified.

The first case of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in Kenya was confirmed on 6 March 2020. As of 7th of July 2020, there are 8087 confirmed cases, 164 deaths attributed to the virus and 2414 people who have recovered. All projects in the organization are ongoing. Where possible, staff have been asked to work from home to increase social isolation and reduce the risk of infection or transfer to others if they are infected.

De nombreuses violences domestiques ont été signalées dans les pays qui ont adopté des mesures de confinement pour faire face à la crise du Coronavirus. En Belgique, les experts de l'Université de Gand observent en effet ce phénomène.

In landen die quarantainemaatregelen invoerden om de coronacrisis aan te pakken, is heel wat huiselijk geweld gemeld. UGent-experten stellen dit nu ook in België vast.

Two new colleagues at the Chat after sexual violence team of ICRH in Ghent.