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  1. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women’s Leadership Must Drive the Global Recovery from COVID-19

    DUBLIN, Mar 05 (IPS) - International Women’s Day is always an occasion to celebrate strong women and an important day in the global calendar to highlight the gender injustices still lingering in every part of the world.

  2. International Women’s Day, 2021 - The World Not Only Needs Women Leaders – It Needs Feminist Leaders

    PARIS and REYKJAVIK, Mar 05 (IPS) - International Women's Day pays tribute to the achievements of women worldwide and reminds us what still needs to be done for full gender equality. In 2021, we are taking stock of the many ways in which COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women and girls around the world.

  3. Drilling Wells to Alleviate the Water Shortage in the Venezuelan Capital

    CARACAS, Mar 04 (IPS) - Thousands of families in the Venezuelan capital have dipped into their savings or gone into debt, in the midst of the worst economic crisis in this country since the 19th century, so that their building has access to a well that will supply the water that has stopped running from the faucet.

  4. How Households Increased Food Waste is Feeding Climate Change

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 04 (IPS) - Twenty percent of all food bought by households, retailers, restaurants and other food services in 54 countries around the world was thrown away in 2019 -- contributing to some 931 million tonnes of food waste and feeding climate change.

  5. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Removing Barriers to Women’s Leading Role in African Agriculture

    IBADAN, Nigeria, Mar 04 (IPS) - Africa’s population will double by 2050 if growth rates continue their trajectory, but the creation of jobs is not keeping pace, with up to five times more young people seeking employment each year as there are new posts to fill. And, on top of this, the COVID pandemic is plunging Africa into its first recession in 25 years.

  6. Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries

    GENEVA, Mar 04 (IPS) - The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing countries provide essential services to their vulnerable populations.

    After a year of Zoom meetings and with vaccinations slowly rolling out, international travel is making a come-back.

  7. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Gender Equality is The Roadmap We Need to Overcome Our Most Pressing Global Challenges

    NEW YORK, Mar 04 (IPS) - In 2020, progress on gender equality stalled or regressed in many countries in large part because of the far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent analysisby 2021, around 435 million girls and women will be living on less than $1.90 a day, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of the pandemic.

    Global lockdowns contributed to a surge of gender-based violence worldwideand estimates show that sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), the bedrock of gender equality, have been severely disrupted, resulting in an additional 49 million women at risk of experiencing an unmet need for modern contraception. Our most pressing global issues have seldom been so daunting, and fault lines in existing social, political, and economic systems have never been so deep.

  8. Fantasy Turned Nightmare for Human Trafficking Survivor who is now Thriving in the US

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 03 (IPS) - Marcela Loaiza was just 21 years old when a man approached her at her workplace in Pereira City, Colombia with promises of fame and money. The well-dressed, mysterious Colombian said he could give her an opportunity for a better life. Loaiza was also working at a supermarket to support herself and her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

  9. Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack

    PHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 03 (IPS) - In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health workers. But even as health workers were being celebrated by some, others attacked them.

  10. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women in Leadership Positions: An Economists View of International Women’s Day

    CANBERRA, Australia, Mar 03 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic (henceforth pandemic) has women particularly hard. In almost all countries, women constitute the bulk of the labour force in the service sector, which was hardest hit by the pandemic. Furthermore, they also represent a disproportionate share of the work force in particularly vulnerable sectors such as health care. Women also have disproportionate if not sole responsibility for home work including taking care of children.

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