Domestic violence during the time of corona

Source: By Arpeeta Shams MizanApr 2 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Covid-19 pandemic has opened our eyes to many vulnerabilities. With home quarantine proving to be a successful strategy, we are finally catching up and practicing it. Bangladeshi narratives about home quarantine now discuss how home is the safest place to ensure sanitisation, hygiene and disinfection. […]

Coronavirus Proves Need for Free Healthcare for All– Now

Kansiime and her daughters arrive at the Mbarara Hospital. The three family members all live with HIV and go to the clinic regularly to collect their medication. “When I go to hospital, I am surrounded by other women who have come for treatment. We are there for the same reason,” Kansiime says. “This has helped […]

Surviving Domestic Violence in times of Covid19

The girls at greatest risk of early marriage are often those hardest to reach. They come from poor families, marginalized groups or rural areas. Credit: UNFPA-UNICEF Nepal/KPanday By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Apr 2 2020 – “I come from Baglung District, a part of Dhawalagiri Zone in Nepal. My house overlooks the river. Do you know, […]

Chinese Academic Defends Country’s Role amid Covid-19 Crisis

By Ehtesham ShahidDUBAI, Apr 1 2020 (IPS-Partners) Global crises need global solutions yet some adjustments will have to be made if the world has to adopt a multilateral approach toward tackling the Corona pandemic, a senior academic said on Tuesday, March 31. Participating in an e-symposium organized by the think-tank, TRENDS Research & Advisory, Prof. […]

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Countries

Credit: UN Population Fund (UNFPA) By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Apr 1 2020 – What is likely to be the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on developing economies? It is difficult to make predictions, because much will depend on the spread of the disease, especially in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle […]

In memory of Martin Khor

By IPS UN BureauNEW YORK, Apr 1 2020 – Martin Khor, a former Director of Third World Network who was a regular contributor of opinion editorials to IPS over several years passed away In Penang on 1 April. Born in 1951, Khor was active in civil society movements. A journalist, economist and former director of […]

Education Cannot Wait Interviews Henrietta H. Fore, Unicef Executive Director

Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF By External SourceApr 1 2020 (IPS-Partners) Henrietta H. Fore became UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director on 1 January 2018. She has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a public service, private sector and non-profit leadership career that spans more than four decades. From […]

The Need for Empathy in the Time of Coronavirus

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 1 2020 – The experience and interpretation of the Coronavirus pandemic oscillates between the personal and the general spheres. The official discourse and measures taken by authorities have a direct impact on our lives, change our daily existence and foster worries for the future. A dark cloud of uncertainty […]

Modern Day Slavery Reaches a Far Corner of the World

Credit: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Apr 1 2020 – The deadly, fast-spreading coronavirus which upended three key UN conferences—on the empowerment of women, on nuclear disarmament and on indigenous rights—claimed another casualty last week when a commemorative meeting on the transatlantic slave trade was postponed. […]

Dangers and Lessons of Present Multiple Crises

Dr Mah Hui Lim has been a university professor and banker, in the private sector and with the Asian Development Bank. Dr. Michael Heng, Former professor in Management Science. By Mah Hui Lim and Michael HengPENANG and SINGAPORE, Apr 1 2020 – The Covid-19 pandemic, erupting in the background of lethargic global economy, could turn […]

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