Archive for June 24th, 2019

24/06/2019

Righting a Wrong: UN Fund Helps Thousands of Sex Abuse Survivors Rebuild Their Lives

Human Wrongs Watch

About 3,340 women, children and men have been given support to restart their lives after falling prey to sexual exploitation or abuse (SEA) by United Nations personnel, thanks to a Trust Fund established in 2016.

MONUSCO/Michael Ali | The UN Trust Fund in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse has supported women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo receive vocational trainings like mushroom farming. (October 2018)
24/06/2019

Low-Income Countries Pay Over 20 Times More for Generic Drugs

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 2019 (IPS)* A recently-released report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD) shows that generic drugs, like omeprazole (used to treat heartburn), can cost 20-30 times more in low and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.
,

read more »

24/06/2019

Fake Food, Fake Meat: Big Food’s Desperate Attempt to Further the Industrialisation of Food

Human Wrongs Watch

By Dr Vandana Shiva | Independent Science News – TRANSCEND Media Service

The Ontology and Ecology of Food

Food is not a commodity, it is not “stuff” put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories. Food is life.

vandana-shiva-150x150

Prof. Vandana Shiva

Food holds the contributions of all beings that make the food web, and it holds the potential of maintaining and regenerating the web of life.

Food also holds the potential for health and disease, depending on how it was grown and processed. Food is therefore the living currency of the web of life.

As an ancient Upanishad reminds us “Everything is food, everything is something else’s food. “

Good Food and Real Food are the basis of health.

read more »

24/06/2019

Asbestos in the Natural Environment: How Safe Are We?

21 June 2019 (UN Environment)*Exposure to asbestos has been a long-standing issue, threatening the health of both the environment and human population for centuries.

5986651666_6efdf6aeaa_b

Photo by flickr/ Patrick Alexander

Hundreds of millions of people are exposed to the toxin worldwide each year, despite its known health risks. One study from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health estimates that roughly 250,000 people die as a result of asbestos exposure annually.

read more »

24/06/2019

‘Why We Must Stop Facebook’s Attempt to Hijack Our Money, Before It’s too Late’

Human Wrongs Watch

By David Clarke*

Digital currencies have great potential, but ceding control to a cartel of tech companies is not the answer.
.
Image: Anthony Quintano, CC BY 2.0
%d bloggers like this: