Archive for February 10th, 2018


Ahead of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN Calls for Smashing Stereotypes

Human Wrongs Watch

9 February 2018 – It is time to support and invest in women and girls who want to pursue careers in scientific research, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed annually on 11 February.

The Female Experimental High School in Herat, Afghanistan, benefits from the Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) whose objective is to increase access to quality basic education, especially for girls. Photo: Graham Crouch/World Bank | Source: UN News Centre


Switzerland, US ‘The Most Corrupt’

10 February 2018  (Wall Street International)* — In this era of “post-truth” – and even much earlier – it has become more evident than ever that one thing is to preach transparency, rights, fairness, the rule of law, etc., and quite a different thing is to apply these principles to oneself. See what’s on.

Zurich, Switzerland | Photo re-posted from Wall Street International.

A new study by Tax Justice Network has revealed that Switzerland is the world’s most-corrupt country, with a high secrecy score of 76. The US ranks second, while several European countries hold high positions in the list, ahead of many poor, developing nations.

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