Archive for March 1st, 2020

01/03/2020

“The Struggle to Beat AIDS Is Inseparable from the Struggle for Women’s Rights and from the Struggle against All Forms of Discrimination”

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe | Young women return home after classes in the town of Bol in Chad.

The theme of this year’s Day is the fight against discrimination faced by women and girls, and the organization aims to raise awareness, mobilize action, and promote equality.

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01/03/2020

‘Zero Discrimination against Women and Girls’ – World Day

Human Wrongs Watch

GENEVA, 1 March 2020 (UNAIDS)*On Zero Discrimination Day, which is commemorated every year on 1 March, UNAIDS is calling for an end to discrimination against women and girls and for equal rights, opportunities and treatment.

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Despite progress in some areas, in 2020 coercive practices, discriminatory legislation and gender-based violence are just some of the human rights violations that are continuing to have a disproportionate impact on the lives of women and girls around the world.

UNAIDS is highlighting areas where change is urgently needed: equal participation in political life; human rights and laws that empower; economic justice—equal pay for equal work; ending gender-based violence; provide health care without stigma or barriers; equal and free access to primary and secondary education; and climate justice.

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01/03/2020

Syrian Entrepreneur Finds Her Niche in Berlin, Catering to a Hungry City

She came to Germany as a refugee. Now her firm is bringing Syrian food to high-tech clients like Facebook and Cisco.

Berlin’s businesses can’t get enough of Salma Al Armarchi’s home-cooked Syrian food.Español

5e3bdc9e1Salma Al Armarchi (centre), 53, with daughter Lana Zaim (left), 28, and son Fadi Zaim, 32, in her kitchen in Berlin. © UNHCR/Gordon Welters

27 February 2020  (UNHCR)* — Food was always a hobby for Salma, 53. Now a refugee in Berlin, the Syrian cook found her culinary skills in such demand she was able to make a living. Her secret ingredient? Passion.

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01/03/2020

Americas: States Cracked Down on Asylum and the Right to Protest in 2019

01/03/2020

Indios Brasileiros

Human Wrongs Watch

Brazilian photographer Ricardo Stuckert goes beyond international borders: he explores and portrays a culture of 12 indigenous ethnicities in an extraordinary exhibition.

Brazilian Indians by Ricardo Stuckert
Brazilian Indians by Ricardo Stuckert

February 2020 (Wall Street International)* — “Girl, stay here by my side, because I know when the man will pass in my direction”. The “girl” was me, the speaker of the phrase Brazilian photographer Ricardo Stuckert and the “man” the president of Brazil Luis Inácio Lula da Silva.

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01/03/2020

Q&A: Misinformation in the Time of an Uncontainable Virus

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UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 2020 (IPS)* – Just a month since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency, it is now taking steps to contain misinformation being spread about the disease. Globally, there have been more than 82,000 cases of Coronavirus, which has claimed 2,800 lives — the majority being in China, where the disease has been traced to.

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01/03/2020

World Health Organization Warns that Criminals Are Taking Advantage of the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, to Steal Money or Sensitive Information

Human Wrongs Watch

29 February 2020 (UN News)* —  The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that criminals are taking advantage of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, to steal money or sensitive information.

CDC/James Gathany | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has activated its Emergency Operations Center to assist public health partners in responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
Criminal elements, says the UN health agency, are posing as WHO representatives, and recommends that, if anyone is contacting by a person or organization claiming to be from the Organization, they should take steps to verify their authenticity.
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