Top doctors and lawyers condemn ‘shocking’ treatment of women in childbirth during COVID-19

Exclusive: openDemocracy investigation reveals ‘traumatic’ incidents defying WHO guidelines in 45 countries – as experts warn of ‘tens of thousands’ of extra maternal deaths. Top doctors and lawyers from around the world have condemned the “shocking and disturbing” treatment of women giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new openDemocracy investigation reveals today. Since March,Continue reading “Top doctors and lawyers condemn ‘shocking’ treatment of women in childbirth during COVID-19”

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”

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic. One woman in three experiences physical or sexual violenceContinue reading “Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19”

The Effects of Coronavirus in Prisons in Latin America

A report has been published by Sociedad de Criminología Latinoamericana (SOCLA) and Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre Inseguridad y Violencia UNTREF (CELIV) titled ‘The Effects of Coronavirus in Prisons in Latin America’. This report is the result of a collective effort to compile information and achieve an initial overview of the impact of the pandemic and how the region’s prisonContinue reading “The Effects of Coronavirus in Prisons in Latin America”

What COVID-19 Means For America’s Incarcerated Population — And How To Ensure It’s Not Left Behind

As the world grapples with the panic of COVID-19 spread and associated fatalities, emergency preparations for a pandemic are underway. Public health officials and correctional leaders in the United States need to protect the health and safety of the most vulnerable non-community residents: incarcerated individuals. With nearly a quarter of the world’s prison population, the UnitedContinue reading “What COVID-19 Means For America’s Incarcerated Population — And How To Ensure It’s Not Left Behind”

Covid in Prison

Above: Jonathan White with his family. Illustration: HuffPost; Photos: Family Handout/Getty Images Jonathan White, a 45-year-old man incarcerated at a state prison in Ohio, gazed out at the group of people who had come to collect their lunch from the chow hall. As part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, people were sentContinue reading “Covid in Prison”

Q&A: Attack inequities to beat HIV/AIDS, amfAR vice president says

SAN FRANCISCO — The 23rd International AIDS Conference was scheduled to take place this week in San Francisco, California — a city that would have served as a reminder of the uneven progress against HIV/AIDS. While infection rates have plummeted in San Francisco, new infections are on the rise just across the Bay Bridge — particularly among racial and ethnic minorities.Continue reading “Q&A: Attack inequities to beat HIV/AIDS, amfAR vice president says”

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