Covid-19 Reveals Global Need to Improve Education Systems

Governments Should Focus Resources, Attention on Inclusive Education Over the past several days, governments and global policy makers have been meeting online to discuss progress towards the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs). Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 is at the center of their agenda. They should also acknowledge the pandemic’s impact on education. Unlike conflicts or natural disasters, theContinue reading “Covid-19 Reveals Global Need to Improve Education Systems”

UN expert calls on governments to renew their commitment for action to expand civic space during global crisis

GENEVA (10 July 2020) – The UN’s expert on freedom of assembly today called on governments to help the world prepare for new emergencies like COVID-19 by protecting the right to peaceful assembly and association. “Let me be clear: Assembly and association rights empower communities to respond and adapt to changes brought by this crisis, andContinue reading “UN expert calls on governments to renew their commitment for action to expand civic space during global crisis”

Two million more girls might be tortured with female genital mutilation just because of COVID-19

Like a fire through dry grass, COVID-19 seems to burn the most quickly through communities that are already suffering. In Somalia, a country ranked 194th out of 195 on the Global Health Security Index, this is evident in the massive spike in female genital mutilation, or FGM, that has been recorded since the beginning ofContinue reading “Two million more girls might be tortured with female genital mutilation just because of COVID-19”

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