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Put Gender Equality at the Heart of the Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

By Valeria Esquivel Valeria Esquivel is Senior Employment Policies and Gender Officer, Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch, International Labour Organization (ILO) The pandemic is disproportionately affecting women workers. Governments should prioritize policies that offset the effects the COVID-19 crisis is…

Sanctions, Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Will Lead to Humanitarian Catastrophe

By Susanne Grabenhorst Susanne Grabenhorst is Chair of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) , a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 63 countries*. The Covid-19 pandemic has spread across the world. Although the numbers…

Migrant Women Exploited by Those They Trust

Maliha Masud (25), was promised an affluent life and opportunities for higher education. A bright student studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, she wanted to complete her studies and become someone her parents would be proud of. She was promised an…

Ensuring Biodiversity Now will Prevent Pandemics Later

A future repetition of the current COVID-19 pandemic is preventable with massive cooperation on international and local levels and by ensuring biological diversity preservation around the world, experts recently said. How to prevent the current crisis in the future According…

Forgotten Children

By Satyajeet Mazumdar Children residing in Child Care Institutions (CCIs, commonly known as orphanages) in India have often found themselves to be the forgotten lot, when it comes to support and development initiatives by the government. This has also been the…

Women Taking Charge during COVID-19

By Fairuz Ahmed As the COVID-19 mayhem carries on in most countries, the role of mothers, daughters, and female caregivers have been affected the most. Besides looking after the household and home schooling children, they are also working on the…

Freedom of the Press as a Guarantee for Human Dignity and Well-Being

By Jan Lundius United Nations has designated at least 170 specific days of the year as occasions to mark particular events or topics to promote the objectives of the Organization. 2 This might be considered as yet another sign of…

A Gender-equal Ethiopian Parliament can Improve the Lives of all Women

By James Jeffrey In 1991, the share of seats held by women in the Ethiopian parliament was under 3 percent. Today it stands at 38 percent, almost twice the ratio of women in the United States Congress. Experts say when…

Ending the Unthinkable Injustice of Human Chaining

By Emina Ćerimović and Kim Samuel When Akanni’s mother died in early 2018, she stopped eating for three weeks. Her mood became unpredictable; she was often shouting or sulking angrily. Medicine from a local pharmacist didn’t help. At a loss…

Why Empowering National Human Rights Institutions Helps on the Quest for Healthy Earth?

By Claudia Ituarte-Lima Claudia Ituarte-Lima, Stockholm University, Sweden and University of British Columbia, Canada Claudia Ituarte-Lima is researcher on international environmental law at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and affiliated senior researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and…

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