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  1. A Technology-based Parasol of Protection for Victims of Domestic Abuse

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Mar 01 (IPS) - During the COVID19 lockdown, there has been an approximate 25% increase in domestic abuse, dubbed by the United Nations as the ‘pandemic within a pandemic’. While the home is perceived as a secure place, for domestic abuse victims battling the pandemic is equally and increasingly unsafe. A parasol of protection is needed to rehabilitate victims of abuse starting from detection, reaching out, providing help and support.

  2. How Marginalised Women in India Bore an Extra Burden of COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Mar 01 (IPS) - Women living in rural India and those belonging to marginalised communities faced an enormous burden during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, including domestic violence, loss of financial assistance and income, says Rehana Adeeb, a grassroots Muslim woman leader and activist.

  3. International Womens Day, 8 March 2021 - Equality is our Captain for Sailing to a Green & Just Recovery

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Mar 01 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day March 8.

    The climate crisis doesn’t stop for anyone or anything, not even the pandemic that has forced billions of us to radically overhaul our lives. And like the pandemic, climate change has no nationality, agenda or political affiliation.

  4. To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective

    - Inter Press Service

    SUVA, Fiji, Mar 01 (IPS) - An often quoted indigenous reference in the Samoan language is, O le ala i le pule o le tautualiterally translated, the pathway to leadership is through service because to be able to lead is to be willing to serve.

  5. Renewed, More Ambitious Targets of Paris Agreement Needed

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - The UNFCCC launched its ‘Climate Action: NDC Scorecard’ on Feb 26. The report assesses countries’ progress in meeting climate mitigation, adaptation and financing goals.

    Projected reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are falling "far short" of what is required to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement.

    That is according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)which released its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s) Scorecard today, Feb 26.

  6. Money Laundering: the Darker Side of the Worlds Offshore Financial System

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - A sign outside a laundry in New York city had a frivolously flippant slogan: “We launder dirty clothes, not dirty money.”

    And a 2019 movie titled “Laundromat,” based on a book ‘Secrecy World’ by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jake Bernstein, exposed the byzantine world of money laundering.

  7. Ending Inequality is Everyones Business

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb 25 (IPS) - The UNAIDS 2020 Global AIDS Update gave us a clear indication why the world did not meet the Fast-Track targets by 2020.

    Inequality, perpetuated by structural oppression such as gender inequality; economic disparity; including human rights abuses and violations.

    For most of us living in sub-Saharan Africa, we don’t need a report to tell us this. Our lives are a litany of inequality we know deep in our guts.

  8. Lebanon: A Lion Pit for Journalism

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb 25 (IPS) - Our deadliest nightmare is back: Political assassinations in Lebanon is back with the horrific murder of Luqman Slim, a vocal critic of Hezbollah. Slim’s assassination is the first killing of a high-profile activist and outspoken journalist in years. What do the political assassinations in Lebanon tell us about the history of this country?

  9. A Growing Shift in the Narrative about Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - A keen awareness about the intersection of our ecosystem and the “accelerating destabilisation of the climate” is helping shift the narrative for climate action and can help us transition from being polluters to becoming protectors of the climate, said Marco Lambertini, Director General at the World Wide Fund for Nature.

  10. Drug Use is a Health Issue - We Need to Decriminalize

    - Inter Press Service

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    APIA, Samoa, Feb 25 (IPS) - Vulnerable people need support, not stricter laws.

    Earlier this month, and in December 2020 the Government of Samoa conducted operations that resulted in the confiscation of a total of 1,400 grams of methamphetamine at the border, smuggled from the US.

    The law enforcement officials (from the Ministry of Customs and Revenue and the Ministry of Police and Prisons) that intercepted these drugs deserve congratulations for their professionalism and skill. Meth is destructive and harmful - and it is good to see this potential threat removed from the community.

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