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Snapshot of Life under Lockdown in Bangladesh

Snapshot of Life under Lockdown in Bangladesh

Apr. 2 | By Nayema Nusrat and Mohammad Rakibul HasanNEW YORK/DHAKA, Apr 2 2020 – The Coronavirus pandemic is changing how we live our daily lives. The scale of the COVID-19 and its impact on our lives is unprecedented. When humanity gets past this, the...

Domestic violence during the time of corona

Domestic violence during the time of corona

Apr. 2 | Source: www.bloncampus.com By Arpeeta Shams MizanApr 2 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Covid-19 pandemic has opened our eyes to many vulnerabilities. With home quarantine proving to be a successful strategy, we are finally catching up and practicing it. Bangladeshi...

Coronavirus Proves Need for Free Healthcare for All– Now

Coronavirus Proves Need for Free Healthcare for All– Now

Apr. 2 | Kansiime and her daughters arrive at the Mbarara Hospital. The three family members all live with HIV and go to the clinic regularly to collect their medication. “When I go to hospital, I am surrounded by other women who have come for treatment....

Surviving Domestic Violence in times of Covid19

Surviving Domestic Violence in times of Covid19

Apr. 2 | The girls at greatest risk of early marriage are often those hardest to reach. They come from poor families, marginalized groups or rural areas. Credit: UNFPA-UNICEF Nepal/KPanday By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Apr 2 2020 – “I come from Baglung District,...

COVID-19 requires gender-equal responses to save economies

COVID-19 requires gender-equal responses to save economies

Apr. 2 | Gender equality concept as woman hands holding a white paper sheet with male and female symbol over a crowded city street background. Sex sign as a metaphor of social issue. By External SourceGENEVA, Apr 2 2020 (IPS-Partners) Globally, women are more...

Can We Use Digital Technology to Cushion the Pandemic’s Blow?

Can We Use Digital Technology to Cushion the Pandemic’s Blow?

Apr. 2 | New communications technologies essential to empower poor rural women – UN. Credit: FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam By Alan Gelb and Anit MukherjeeWASHINGTON DC, Apr 2 2020 – As the world grapples with COVID-19, governments face a daunting challenge: limiting...

The Gaza Strip and COVID-19: Preparing for the Worst

The Gaza Strip and COVID-19: Preparing for the Worst

Apr. 2 | A Palestinian family on the street in Beit Lahia in north Gaza. Credit: Mohammed Omer/IPS. By External SourceGAZA CITY/JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS, Apr 2 2020 – The coronavirus is now present in Gaza, the populous Palestinian enclave blockaded by air,...

Chinese Academic Defends Country’s Role amid Covid-19 Crisis

Chinese Academic Defends Country’s Role amid Covid-19 Crisis

Apr. 1 | By Ehtesham ShahidDUBAI, Apr 1 2020 (IPS-Partners) Global crises need global solutions yet some adjustments will have to be made if the world has to adopt a multilateral approach toward tackling the Corona pandemic, a senior academic said on Tuesday,...

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Countries

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Countries

Apr. 1 | Credit: UN Population Fund (UNFPA) By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Apr 1 2020 – What is likely to be the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on developing economies? It is difficult to make predictions, because much will depend...

In memory of Martin Khor

In memory of Martin Khor

Apr. 1 | By IPS UN BureauNEW YORK, Apr 1 2020 – Martin Khor, a former Director of Third World Network who was a regular contributor of opinion editorials to IPS over several years passed away In Penang on 1 April. Born in 1951, Khor was active in civil...