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U.N. Releases Report on Socio-economic Effects of Coronavirus

A United Nations report states that the fact that women make up 70 percent of the global health workforce puts them at greater risk of infection. This is a dated photo of Catherine ...

The Fierce Urgency of Now – ECW Allocates $15M in Emergency Funds

By PRESS RELEASEApr 3 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Education Cannot Wait Global Fund (ECW) allocates a total of US$15 million in an initial series of emergency grants for the rapid delivery ...

In memoriam ‒ Martin Khor

By Yilmaz Akyüz and Richard Kozul-WrightGENEVA, Apr 3 2020 – We are greatly saddened by the passing of Martin Khor, a long-time friend and colleague, an undaunted fighter for ...

These Migrant Workers Did Not Suddenly Fall From the Sky

Mir Suhail, Tough Goal, 2020 By Vijay PrashadApr 3 2020 (IPS-Partners) Madness engulfs the planet. Hundreds of millions of people are in lockdown in their homes, millions of people ...

What More than COVID-19 to Jolt G20 into Collective Action?

By Inge KaulBERLIN, Germany, Apr 3 2020 – My recent study on “The G20@10: Time to shift gears” 1 shows that, during the past decade, the main joint, collective action of ...

Coronavirus: Country Comparisons are Pointless Unless We Account for These Biases in Testing

New cases daily for COVID-19 in world and top countries. Chris55 /wikipedia, CC BY-SA By External SourceLONDON, Apr 3 2020 – Suppose we wanted to estimate how many car owners ...

Martin Khor, Third Worldist

By Jomo Kwame SundaramPENANG, Apr 3 2020 – Martin Khor Kok Peng passed away just after the end of the first quarter of 2020. He leaves behind an unusually rich legacy. Atypically ...

Snapshot of Life under Lockdown in Bangladesh

By Nayema Nusrat and Mohammad Rakibul HasanNEW YORK/DHAKA, Apr 2 2020 – The Coronavirus pandemic is changing how we live our daily lives. The scale of the COVID-19 and its impact ...

Domestic violence during the time of corona

Source: www.bloncampus.com 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

COVID-19 requires gender-equal responses to save economies

Gender equality concept as woman hands holding a white paper sheet with male and female symbol over a crowded city street background. Sex sign as a metaphor of social issue. By External ...

Can We Use Digital Technology to Cushion the Pandemic’s Blow?

New communications technologies essential to empower poor rural women – UN. Credit: FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam By Alan Gelb and Anit MukherjeeWASHINGTON DC, Apr 2 2020 – As the world ...

The Gaza Strip and COVID-19: Preparing for the Worst

A Palestinian family on the street in Beit Lahia in north Gaza. Credit: Mohammed Omer/IPS. By External SourceGAZA CITY/JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS, Apr 2 2020 – The coronavirus is now ...
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