Ebola affects women, especially hard. It is heartbreaking to note that seventy-five percent of the victims of Ebola are women. This figure shows how women care for their family members and members of their community. How does a caring and responsible woman avoid taking care of her husband or her child or a neighbor, sick and dying from the impact of the virus?
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Monrovia - With the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, it has been gathered that the majority of people dying from the virus are women due to their care giving role in the family.
Monrovia - The government of Liberia has instituted several measures, including prohibiting the gathering of people in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in the country, but it has been disclosed that in some counties cultural practices such as Sande bush where girls are gathered in one location, doing everything in common is still being practiced.
The Ministry of Gender and Development (MoGD) in Partnership with United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) recognizes with grave concern, the increasing adverse impact of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease on the health of women and girls in Liberia including their livelihood, security and social wellbeing.