Archive for September 15th, 2018

15/09/2018

Brazil: 1 Millon Women Unite Against Alt-Right Bolsonaro

Human Wrongs Watch

He is “known to despise minorities in Brazil, such as women, blacks and homosexuals, the presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro…” wrote the Brazilian journalist Luciana Rosa.

The "Women United Against Bolsonaro" Facebook group now has one million members.

The “Women United Against Bolsonaro” Facebook group now has one million members. | Photo: Twitter: @MucbContra | Photo from teleSUR.

14 September 2018 (teleSUR)* — The “Women United Against Bolsonaro” Facebook group was created on August 30th, and now has a million members even though it is a closed group. According to local media, about 10,000 women join the group on a daily basis.

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15/09/2018

‘Democracy ‘Showing Greater Strain’ than at Any Time in Decades’ 

Human Wrongs Watch

Tackling economic and political inequality is at the root of strengthening democratic institutions at a time when they are under huge strain, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 14 September 2018, marking the official International Day of Democracy.

UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein | Voters inspecting ballot papers on election day in Montserrado in October 2005.

“It means making our democracies more inclusive, by bringing the young and marginalized into the political system,” he continued.

“It means making democracies more innovative and responsive to emerging challenges.”

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15/09/2018

Growing ‘Shadow’ of Wide, Persistent Inequality both among and within Countries – UN Human Development Report 

Human Wrongs Watch

14 September 2018 – While health, education, and income levels have improved overall across the globe, “wide inequalities” both among and within countries, are casting a shadow on sustained human development, a new United Nations report shows.

FAO/Andrew Esiebo | A woman tends to her herd of goats in Niger, a country in Sub-Saharan Africa that recorded the lowest Human Development Index (HDI) value in 2017. As a region, Sub-Saharan Africa fared poorly on development indicators, including health, education and income.

Looking at the widening gap in real terms, a child born in Norway today – the country with the highest human development index (HDI) – can expect to live beyond the age of 82, and spend almost 18 years in school. But the same child, if born in Niger – the lowest HDI – can expect only to live to 60, with just five years of formal education.

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