News headlines in July 2020, page 2

  1. Statue Smashing – Heroes, Values and Racism

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - On Friday the 24th of June, President Trump announced he was skipping a weekend at his New Jersey golf resort to "ensure law and order in Washington", tweeting:

    I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues – and combatting recent Criminal Violence. Long prison terms for these lawless acts against our Great Country!

  2. Coronavirus - Urban Areas Face the Brunt of the Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 (IPS) - The effect of the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent global lockdown might have a graver effect on cities and urban areas than on rural areas, possibly making women more susceptible to violence.

  3. Reflections on the Charter of the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jul 29 (IPS) - This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, written and signed during a period of great global change. Today, the world is again shifting beneath our feet. Yet, the Charter remains a firm foundation for our joint efforts.

  4. Ride-Hailing App Delivers Contraceptives to Users’ Doorsteps

    - Inter Press Service

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Jul 29 (IPS) - When Betty Nagadya walks through the trading centre on her way home, she sings a song in the local Luganda language: "SafeBoda, SafeBoda, who needs a helmet?" she sings. "For those who feel cold, I have a coat for you." But her song is not about clothing – it's about condoms.

  5. Solar Energy Expands in Brazil Despite the Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 (IPS) - Solar energy has continued to expand in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic and should contribute to the economic recovery in the wake of the health crisis.

  6. Neglected, Sacrificed: Older Persons During the COVID19 Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jul 28 (IPS) - COVID19 is devastating on older persons. The numbers are staggering, more than 80 percent of the fatalities due to coronavirus in the US and East Asia occurred among adults aged 65 and over. In Europe and Australia, the figures are even higher, 94 and 97 per cent of the deaths were persons aged 60 and over.

  7. Include Indigenous People in COVID-19 Response

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Jul 28 (IPS) - In Nepal the COVID-19 crisis has been especially hard on indigenous peoples. We had to learn a new vocabulary and use words like quarantine, self-isolation, hand sanitizers and social distancing.

  8. Myanmar's Protection Bill falls Short of Addressing Violence against Women

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 (IPS) - A legislation that aims to protect women against violence in Myanmar, while long overdue, is raising concern among human rights advocates about its inadequate definition of rape, vague definition for "consent", and anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rhetoric.

  9. COVID-19 Means Development Setbacks for Mongolia

    - Inter Press Service

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, Jul 28 (IPS) - Mongolia has recorded very few cases of COVID-19, less than 300 as on date, despite its more than 4,000 kilometre porous border with China. However, the country faces a major economic impact from the pandemic.

  10. Fight Pandemic, Not Windmills of the Mind

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 28 (IPS) - With uneven progress in containing contagion, worsened by the breakdown in multilateral cooperation due to mounting US-China tensions, recovery from the Covid-19 recessions of the first half of 2020 is now expected to be more gradual than previously forecast.

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