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  1. When it Comes to Gender Equality, Our Best is Not Good Enough: says Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 27 (IPS) - The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted lives all over the world. According to this reportgender is emerging as a significant factor in the social, economic and health effects of Covid-19. Women have been hit much harder socially and economically than men. The greatest and most persistent gender gap was seen in employment and uncompensated labour, with 26% of women reporting loss of work compared with 20% of men globally in September 2021.

  2. International Relief Effort After Deadly Afghan Earthquake Displaces Thousands

    - Inter Press Service

    PESHAWAR, Jun 24 (IPS) - Survivors of the deadly earthquake that hit Afghanistan’s Paktika and Khost provinces told of their losses while being treated in hospitals in neighboring Pakistan after a 5.9-magnitude quake killed at least 1000 and displaced thousands more in the early hours of June 22, 2022.

  3. A Frightening View: Inside the Eye of the ‘Hurricane of Hunger’

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW ORLEANS, Jun 24 (IPS) - When I first met Dr. Roland Bunch, I have to be honest—he scared me. As one of the most well-respected leaders on agronomy and resilient land management, he offers extremely prescient predictions on how famines take root when soils fail—and also has an admirably clear-eyed view of what we need to do better.

  4. Urgent Global Call to Save 222 Million Dreams for Children Impacted by Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jun 22 (IPS) - It is not enough that they were robbed of their childhoods and their shattered young lives defined by bombs, bloodshed and death. Now, crisis-impacted school-aged children are falling off the academic bridge that could lead them out of the carnage.

  5. The Battle for Covid-19 Vaccines: the Rich Prevail Over the Poor

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - The 164-member World Trade Organization (WTO) has implicitly rubber-stamped a widely-condemned policy of “vaccine apartheid” which has discriminated the world’s poorer nations, mostly in Africa and Asia, depriving them of any wide-ranging intellectual property rights.

    As Max Lawson, Co-Chair of the People’s Vaccine Alliance and Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam, said at the conclusion of the WTO’s ministerial meeting last week: “The conduct of rich countries at the WTO has been utterly shameful”.

  6. Taliban: The Return of Misogynistic Gynophobes in Afghanistan

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 17 (IPS) - Gynophobia is defined as an intense and irrational fear of women or hatred of women, it may be characterized as a form of specific phobias, which involves a fear that is centered on a specific trigger or situation, which in the case of gynophobia is women.

  7. How to Stop the 'Hunger Pandemic' During COVID-19

    - Inter Press Service

    Seoul, Tokyo, Boston, Jun 13 (IPS) - Johnny, living in the United States (US), goes to his school and gets free breakfast and lunch there. There may not be enough food for dinner at home. But he knows that he can get fed at school. Sadly, however, after the pandemic, schools were closed, which meant no breakfast and no lunch for him.

  8. Should Sri Lanka Join the Ranks of the “Poorest of the World’s Poor”?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - As one of the world’s foremost international humanitarian organizations, the United Nations has pledged to provide food and medicines to cash-strapped Sri Lanka --a country suffering from a major financial crisis.

  9. Farmers in Senegal Adopt Farming as a Business to Beat Climate Change

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Jun 10 (IPS) - Onions and rice are a conspicuous part of every meal in Senegal, including the famous Poulet Yassa. However, climate change makes it hard for smallholder farmers to grow enough staple food with extra to sell for income.

  10. War & Peace 2.0: Ukraine Showing the World How to Fight Back

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 08 (IPS) - It has been over 100 days since Russia first invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, turning the country into a slaughterhouse. The United Nations (UN) in this report says that, as of 1 June, 2022, more than 6.9 million refugees have left Ukraine and 2.1 million have returned, while eight million people are displaced inside Ukraine itself. War in Ukraine has caused the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II.

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