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As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

The founder of the #MeToo movement marked its third anniversary on Thursday by launching an online platform to fight sexual violence, hoping to expand the reach of the campaign against harassment and assault. The digital platform, called “‘me too.’ Act Too,” will act like a search engine, giving users personalized options to donate, participate or […]

Most Countries Failing To Address Women’s Needs During Pandemic – UN

Most Countries Failing To Address Women’s Needs During Pandemic – UN

COVID-19 crisis offers a chance to reshape societies for a fairer future, according to U.N. Women and the U.N. Development Programme Only one in eight countries worldwide have brought in measures to specifically protect women from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a database of government responses to COVID-19 launched by two U.N. […]

Portuguese Workers Protest For Better Wages Amid Pandemic

Portuguese Workers Protest For Better Wages Amid Pandemic

Thousands of workers gathered in cities and towns across Portugal on Saturday demanding higher wages and more government action to protect jobs threatened by the coronavirus pandemic. During the peaceful protests, organised by Portugal’s biggest umbrella union, the CGTP, workers wearing masks and keeping a safe distance urged the country’s Socialist government to raise the […]

Pandemic Slashes Worldwide Income From Work By A Tenth – ILO

Pandemic Slashes Worldwide Income From Work By A Tenth – ILO

Income earned from work worldwide dropped by an estimated 10.7%, or $3.5 trillion, in the first nine months of 2020, compared to the same period a year ago, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. The figure, which does not include income support provided by governments to compensate for workplace closures during the pandemic, […]

Pandemic Makes Tackling Global Woes More Critical Than Ever – Bill Gates

Pandemic Makes Tackling Global Woes More Critical Than Ever – Bill Gates

The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out progress on lofty goals such as ending world poverty and hunger in the next decade, but the economic damage of COVID-19 shows how badly such global development is needed, philanthropist Bill Gates said. Across the world, the virus has deepened social and economic inequality in areas like education, pay […]

Pandemic Pushes World’s Biggest Jobs Programme To Brink In Rural India

Pandemic Pushes World’s Biggest Jobs Programme To Brink In Rural India

Omkar Rathod was thankful for the company of hundreds of fellow migrant workers as they trudged home to far-flung villages once lockdown had shut Indian industry. But he didn’t realise he would soon be competing with them for jobs. Back in his village in northern India since March, Rathod is vying for work under the […]

Hitting Women Hard, Pandemic Makes Gender Poverty Gap Wider – U.N.

Hitting Women Hard, Pandemic Makes Gender Poverty Gap Wider – U.N.

The coronavirus pandemic will widen the poverty gap between women and men, pushing 47 million more women and girls into impoverished lives by next year, and undoing progress made in recent decades, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Worldwide more women than men will be made poor by the economic fallout and massive job losses […]

Does The Coronavirus Still Exist?

Does The Coronavirus Still Exist?

First of all, let me congratulate you for making it to the post-COVID-19 era. Thank you for staying safe and staying healthy. It’s been a long time since the whole pandemic started and it has successfully but unfortunately affected a lot of activities. I’m so glad things are returning back to normal, I’m sure you […]

Pandemic Seen Changing How Women Get Reproductive Health Care

Pandemic Seen Changing How Women Get Reproductive Health Care

The coronavirus pandemic could bring wider use of self-managed abortions and contraception, extending reproductive health care to more women and girls, medical charities said on Tuesday. With movement restricted as nations try to limit the spread of COVID-19, women using medication to end unwanted pregnancies becomes a viable option, said Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a […]

Nigerian Communications Commission Revises USSD Pricing

Nigerian Communications Commission Revises USSD Pricing

The Nigerian Communications Commission has revised the previous price for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, on Wednesday. The amendment was necessitated following a protracted dispute between Mobile Network Operators and Financial Institutions on the applicable charges for USSD services and the method […]

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