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  1. Meritocracy Legitimizes, Deepens Inequality

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 18 (IPS) - How often have you heard someone lamenting or even condemning inequality in society, concluding with an appeal to meritocracy? We like to think that if only the deserving, the smart ones, those we deem competent or capable, often meaning the ones who are more like us, were in charge, things would be better, or just fine.

  2. Women Leadership Is Key to Successful Post-COVID-19 Era, Says Cherie Blair

    London, Cox’s Bazaar, Johannesburg, Jun 17 (IPS) - The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns falls heavily on the shoulders of women even in the global north. Women take the brunt of housework and caretaking duties, homes schooling, working from home and perhaps looking after elderly parents, says Cherie Blair.

  3. COVID-19 has Further Marginalised Persons with Disabilities

    HYDERABAD, India, Jun 16 (IPS) - Since the beginning of the year, more than 200 nations across the globe have been affected by COVID-19. Many are still reeling under the devastating effects of the pandemic, with both public health and the global economy having taken a major blow.

  4. Reviving the Economy, Creating the ‘new Normal’

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (IPS) - The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted most economies in the world. Its full impacts will not be felt, let alone measured, until it runs its course. Many countries are still struggling to contain contagion, while the costs on both lives and livelihoods will undoubtedly have long-term repercussions.

  5. Delaying Death Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    NEW YORK, Jun 15 (IPS) - While the end of life remains the inescapable fate of every man, woman and child, death can be delayed as has been demonstrated repeatedly throughout human history. Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, a paramount objective is delaying death from Covid-19 for many millions of people across the globe.

  6. Delivering Humanitarian Assistance in Cox’s Bazar During COVID-19

    Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Jun 15 (IPS) - The novel coronavirus has affected the lives of millions worldwide at its very onset. The situation in Bangladesh is no different. Wearing masks and washing hands frequently have become the new normal. The first laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case was identified in Cox's Bazar on 23 March. Unforeseen circumstances often lead to unprecedented innovative actions as is exemplified by a Humanitarian Access Project.

  7. Racism and Dominance

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) - The #MeToo movement triggered worldwide protests that hopefully was instrumental in making people better aware of a continuous and often hidden mistreatment of women. Maybe can the current I can't breathe movement make people realize that institutional racism is far from extinct.

  8. Impact of COVID-19 on Women in South Asia

    CANBERRA, Australia, Jun 12 (IPS) - Prior to the onset of the coronavirus crisis South Asian women participated only sparingly in the labor market. Even though South Asia was and still has the potential to become one of the fastest growing regions in the world (post COVID19) female labor force participation rates were low at 23.6% compared to 80% for men (World Bank figures).

  9. Target Boys to Break Menstruation Taboos

    HARARE, Jun 12 (IPS) - An all-male panel assembled to discuss menstrual health on International Menstrual Hygiene Day sparked outrage on social media and a flurry of memes of all-female panels discussing male issues.

  10. We Should Not Aim to Return to Normal

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 12 (IPS) - The world before COVID-19 looks very attractive right now. In light of the disease, mass unemployment and social distancing, a return to pre-pandemic normality seems appealing. Yet we should remember what normal was.

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