Archive for April 8th, 2020

08/04/2020

COVID-19 Crisis Expected to Wipe Out 6.7% of Working Hours Globally in the Second Quarter of 2020 – Equivalent to 195 Million Full-Time Workers: ILO

Human Wrongs Watch

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.

A volunteer delivers food to low-income families in Panama City as an aid during the pandemic of the coronavirus.© Luis ACOSTA / AFP

 

GENEVA, 7 April 2020 (ILO)* – The COVID-19 crisis  is expected to wipe out 6.7 per cent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020 – equivalent to 195 million full-time workers.

08/04/2020

Ending the Unthinkable Injustice of Human Chaining

Human Wrongs Watch

NEW YORK, Apr 7 2020 (IPS)* – When Akanni’s mother died in early 2018, she stopped eating for three weeks. Her mood became unpredictable; she was often shouting or sulking angrily. Medicine from a local pharmacist didn’t help. At a loss for what to do to handle the trauma, Akanni’s father took her to a church in Abeokuta, Ogun state, in Nigeria. And then he left her there.

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A man’s legs chained in a Christian rehabilitation center in Ibadan City, Oyo State, Nigeria, Ibadan City, Oyo State, Nigeria, September 2019. Women and men are chained and tied for perceived or actual mental health condition or intellectual disability. © 2019 Robin Hammond for Human Rights Watch.

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08/04/2020

‘Say No to Hate Speech and Xenophobia’, UN Chief Marking 26 Years since Genocide in Rwanda, which Killed over One Million People in Just 100 Days

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)*Remembering the more than one million people who over the course of just 100 days, were systematically killed in Rwanda, 26 years ago, the UN chief underscored on Tuesday [7 April 2020] that “we must never again let such an atrocity occur”.

UN Photo/John Isaac | Rwandan refugees who fled the country during the genocide are pictured returning home in 2005.
In honouring everyone who perished as well as survivors of the carnage against the mostly Tutsi, but also Hutus and others who opposed the massacre, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message on the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, that we “must say no to hate speech and xenophobia, and reject the forces of polarization, nationalism and protectionism”.
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