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  1. [email protected] & the Future We Want

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    BERLIN, May 27 (IPS) -Crises make us think smaller. When everything is uncertain, we turn inward: to our families, our communities, the immediate needs around us. We focus on the essential and the immediate; we survive.

  2. No Woman Should Ever Die Giving Life

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 (IPS) - Consider this. 24 women, children and babies were murdered at a hospital in Kabul, the Afghan capital. Even by standards of a country as accustomed to bloodshed as Afghanistan, the May 12 attack on a Kabul maternity clinic was an event of unmitigated horror.

  3. Women are Often an After-Thought in a Humanitarian Crisis

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 26 (IPS) - In an interview*, Bina Pradhan, an independent researcher, focuses on gender, macroeconomics and emerging issues of inequality.

    She is affiliated with the Federation of Business and Professional Women, Nepal (FBPWN), and has been working on the promotion and advancement of women in enterprise development and trade, post-earthquake community reconstruction, and rebuilding people's lives and livelihoods with a focus on sustainability.

    In this interview, Ms. Pradhan shares her views on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically on women and excluded groups in Nepal.

  4. Kenya's Adolescent Women Left Behind As More Married Women Access Contraception

    Monday, May 25, 2020

    NAIROBI, May 25 (IPS) - Complications of pregnancy and child birth are a leading cause of preventable deaths and ill health among adolescent women in Kenya. But research shows a combination of modern contraceptives for all adolescents who need it, and adequate care for all pregnant adolescents and their newborns, would reduce adolescent maternal deaths by 76 percent. So what needs to be done to prevent this?

  5. Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    CARACAS, May 18 (IPS) - Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession.

  6. Forced Marriage, Organ Trafficking Rife in Asia Pacific - Part 2

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    SYDNEY, Australia, May 18 (IPS) - The Asia Pacific region predominates in the numbers of victims of modern slavery. The region had 55 percent of the victims of forced marriage worldwide.This is the second of a 2-part series on trafficking and modern slavery in the Asia Pacific region.

  7. My Adherence My Fallacy: Stigma and Mental Health

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 18 (IPS) - The World Health Organization (2019) states that every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Annually, this represents over 800,000 peoplemore than the number of people who die in conflict and by homicide put together. Every suicide is a tragedy that has long-lasting effects on the people left behind and most cases stem from prolonged mental health issues and abuses that are not reported.

  8. Modern Slavery in Asia Pacific Fuelled by Widespread Poverty, Migration & Weak Governance - Part 1

    Friday, May 15, 2020

    SYDNEY, Australia, May 15 (IPS) - Aged 17, Moe Turaga was saddled with the responsibility of providing for his mother and young siblings when a family member approached him with the promise of a job and education in Australia. Dreaming of a bright future for himself and his family, he seized the opportunity and left the protective confines of his home in Fiji, only to find himself trapped in modern slavery on a remote agriculture farm in the state of Victoria.

  9. Beyond Trump -- US, UN & Global Health Governance

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 14 (IPS) - US President Donald Trump's battle with the World Health Organization (WHO) hides two important issues. One, the long running love-hate relationship between the US and the UN, and two, a better understanding of how global public health is governed and in the overall context of global governance.

  10. The UN Is Hunting for a New Medical Director, Based in New York City

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - "Are you a senior medical executive with expertise in healthcare management with oversight of clinical services and occupational health at a facility, state, national or international level? The United Nations Secretariat is seeking a Medical Director at the D-2 level in the Department of Operational Support," an ad posting on the UN's job portal reads.

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