Archive for February 18th, 2018

18/02/2018

About Ghosts of the Future — A Look at New York City as It Was, Is, or Could Be

Human Wrongs Watch

By Sarah Corona*

16 February 2018 (Wall Street International)*  — The term ghost town usually refers to a derelict, mostly abandoned settlement or small town. Semi or completely dilapidated buildings and abandoned houses characterize such sites.
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Never Built. Installation view
Never Built. Installation view | Photo re-posted from Wall Street International
18/02/2018

‘Significant Gaps for Women’s Empowerment’ – UN Women

Human Wrongs Watch

By UN Women*

United Nations, New York UN Women launched its flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” which demonstrates through concrete evidence and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable recommendations on how to fulfil the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Two and a half years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, this first-of-its-kind report examines through a gender lens the progress and challenges in the implementation of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Agenda’s focus on peace, equality and sustainability provides a powerful counter-narrative to the current rise of conflict, exclusion and environmental degradation.

Yet, women are up against an unprecedented set of challenges in all these areas, and urgent action is needed to address them.

For instance, new analysis from the report shows that:

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