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  1. Low-cost Technology can Have Life-changing Impacts for Rural Women

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Access to technology which is relatively inexpensive to deploy can have a life-changing impact for rural women, social scientist Valentina Rotondi told IPS.

  2. What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic

    Oct 16 (IPS) - Nine months into the pandemic, Europe remains one of the regions worst affected by COVID-19. Ten of the 20 countries with the highest death count per million people are European. The other ten are in the Americas. This includes the US, which has the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths in the world.

  3. Is the IMF Encouraging World Financial Leaders to Walk Blindly Towards More Austerity?

    NEW YORK and SUSSEX, Oct 16 (IPS) - This week the world's Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors meet virtually at the 2020 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and decide on the fate of the world.

    This year's gathering is particularly important, given that the world is confronting an unprecedented crisis. Governments are struggling to finance emergency care and urgent socioeconomic support to cope with the COVID19 pandemic.

  4. High Tech, Low Labour?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 15 (IPS) - In the glitzy Dolby Theater in Hollywood Heights, with stars dressed in hundred thousand-dollar garbs, Parasite—a film about inequality, class tension and the fault lines of capitalism—won big. I couldn't help but recall South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's earlier 2013 film, Snowpiercer.

  5. Disregarding Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Oct 15 (IPS) - The lack of consistency and a patchy approach undermines the Government of Nepal's credibility in fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities. One step forward and several steps back.

  6. Train Faith Leaders to Tackle Africa’s Mental Health Needs

    BLANTYRE, Malawi, Oct 14 (IPS) - The world is actually in the throes of two pandemics. The first is COVID-19. The second is the wave of stress and anxiety, depression and substance use it has unleashed around the world. Most mental health disorders are treatable.

  7. The Urban Poor are Fighting Back Against COVID-19

    DAKAR, Senegal, Oct 14 (IPS) - For those who live in slums and informal settlements, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront their greatest vulnerabilities. But they are fighting back; organising, and coming up with creative ways to protect their communities.

  8. COVID’s Impact in Real Time: Finding Balance Amid the Crisis

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 12 (IPS) - One enduring lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is that any lasting economic recovery will depend on resolving the health crisis.

  9. Gendering Agriculture so Women Take the Lead in Feeding Africa

    IBADAN, Nigeria, Oct 12 (IPS) - Africa's hopes of feeding a population projected to double by 2050 amidst a worsening climate crisis rest on huge investments in agriculture, including creating the conditions so that women can empower themselves and lead efforts to transform the continent's farming landscape.

  10. COVID-19: Examining Theories for Africa's Low Death Rates

    Oct 11 (IPS) - As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa. Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing load of infectious and non-infectious diseases often led to it being talked about in apocalyptic terms.

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