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West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola

More than half of all Ebola cases in West Africa have been adult women. But aid agencies say women are also the most affected by border closures and travel restrictions, as they carry out most of the commercial cross-border trade. Activists say women's needs must be considered as authorities attempt to stop the Ebola epidemic. The United Nations’ Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, better known as U.N. Women, said that women and girls account for more than 55...

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