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Worsening land inequality widens gender,...

Worsening land inequality widens gender,...

Uncategorized

Tue, Nov 24 2020

The wealthiest 10% of rural populations control 60% of the value of agricultural land

Unicef to ship 2bn Covid-19 vaccines...

Unicef will ship 2bn vaccines to poor...

Coronavirus

Mon, Nov 23 2020

Unicef's role with Covax stems from its status as the largest single vaccine buyer in the world

As millions face famine, women at risk...

Women, girls will be hardest hit by...

World

Thu, Nov 19 2020

One in nine people do not have enough to eat, reversing decades of progress in reducing world

Kashmir to enact India's forest rights...

Kashmir to enact India's forest rights...

South Asia

Thu, Nov 19 2020

Authorities will complete a survey of claimants under FRA by January 15, and approve all eligible claims...

Nobel Laureate Yunus: Post-Covid world...

Yunus: Post-Covid world needs outrageously...

World

Tue, Nov 17 2020

Yunus said the pandemic had had a particularly devastating impact on people in the informal sector who...

Malaysia lets undocumented migrants...

Malaysia lets undocumented migrants...

World

Mon, Nov 16 2020

The government said the scheme aimed to revive Malaysia's labour-reliant industries, including the...

'As though we are dead': Unable to vote,...

'As though we are dead'

Rohingya Crisis

Fri, Nov 6 2020

When Myanmar holds its second democratic election on Sunday after decades of military rule, hundreds...

Keeping girls in school is worth...

Keeping girls in school is worth...

World

Tue, Oct 27 2020

More than 11 million may not return to classes after the pandemic, Unesco says

Pandemic hazard for garment

Pandemic hazard for garment

Business

Mon, Oct 26 2020

About 40% of workers furloughed or laid off by the Covid-19 crisis were not back at work by the third...

David Attenborough: Covid-19 poses threat...

Covid-19 poses threat to climate-change...

World

Thu, Oct 22 2020

The last two decades saw the number of disasters caused by extreme weather nearly double to 6,681, up...

UN: Traffickers profiting as pandemic...

UN: Human traffickers profiting amid...

World

Mon, Oct 19 2020

'The difficulty is that trafficking is now even more underground and less visible'

Fashion brands accused of exploiting...

Fashion brands accused of exploiting...

South Asia

Fri, Oct 16 2020

Fashion companies cancelled orders worth billions of dollars earlier this year as Covid-19 shuttered...

As #MeToo turns three, founder launches...

#MeToo founder launches platform to...

North America

Thu, Oct 15 2020

The #MeToo movement took off three years ago, prompted by accusations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood...

No one to turn to? Poor Indian women...

Poor Indian women learn to ignore sexual...

South Asia

Wed, Oct 14 2020

The #MeToo campaign had little effect in remote, rural areas of India where sex crimes are rife

60% of girls on Facebook, Instagram,...

60% girls on social media harassed

World

Mon, Oct 5 2020

Attacks were most common on Facebook, where 39% of girls polled said they had been harassed

Belgium appoints Europe's first transgender...

Belgium appoints Europe's first transgender...

Europe

Sat, Oct 3 2020

In the USA, more than 880 openly LGBT+ candidates have appeared or will appear on ballots across the...

Intersex surgery 'abuses' condemned...

Intersex surgery 'abuses' condemned...

World

Thu, Oct 1 2020

It is the first time that unnecessary surgeries on children born with an indeterminate sex have been...

Thousands of jobless Bangladeshi garment...

Scores of RMG workers fear layoffs

Business

Thu, Oct 1 2020

At least 70,000 people are estimated to have been laid off after $3.5 billion-worth of clothing orders...

Underpaid migrant factory workers in...

Wages: Migrant workers in Thailand take...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Sep 22 2020

The MAP Foundation said global brands also had a responsibility to reimburse the workers in their supply...

Thailand's sex workers petition to decriminalize...

Thailand's sex workers petition to decriminalize...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Sep 22 2020

More than 24,000 people were arrested, prosecuted and fined for sex work-related offences in Thailand...

Wood, metal, paper and fabric can help...

Wood, metal, paper, fabric can help...

World

Tue, Sep 22 2020

North America, Europe and East Asia consume almost two-thirds of the world's plastics, the report...