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07/04/2020

The State of the World’s Nursing 2020 Report – An In-Depth Look at the Largest Component of the Health Workforce

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GENEVA, 7 April 2020 (WHO)* — The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. A new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce.

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06/04/2020

Shirin Neshat’s Women Without Men

Human Wrongs Watch

By Raffaele Quattrone*

April 2020 (Wall Street International)* — She received some of the most prestigious international awards and recognitions (Gold Lion, Venice Biennale, 1999; Grand Prix, Kwangju Biennale, 2000; Infinity Award for Visual Art, International Center for Photography, New York, 2002; Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival, 2009; Cristal Award, World Economic Forum 2014; Praemium Imperiale Award, Tokyo, 2017) and several important retrospectives have been organized to celebrate her artistic career (Shirin Neshat. Facing History, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, 2015; Shirin Neshat. The Home of My Eyes, Yarat Art Center, Baku, 2015; Shirin Neshat. I Will Greet the Sun Again, The Broad, Los Angeles, 2019).
Shirin Neshat, Women Without Men, 2004-2008, Courtesy the artist and ARoS
Shirin Neshat, Women Without Men, 2004-2008, Courtesy the artist and ARoS
06/04/2020

Globally, 70% of the Health and Social Workforce Are Women: Respect, Appreciate and Support Them – World Health Day

By World Health Organization*

What is World Health Day 2020 about?

7 April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response – providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances,  collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response.

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06/04/2020

‘Promoting a Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience’ – International Day of Conscience

People taking part in Peaceful Coexistence Festival in Darfur
People taking part in activities related to the Peace and Peaceful Coexistence Festival organized by the Communication and Public Information Section of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). UN Photo/Mohamad Almahady
05/04/2020

Coronaviruses: Are They Here to Stay?

3 April 2020 (UN Environment)* — In recent decades, zoonotic diseases–those transferred from animals to humans–have gained international attention. Ebola, avian influenza (or bird flu), H1N1 flu virus (or swine flu), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Rift Valley fever, sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus, the Zika virus­–and now, the novel coronavirus COVID-19–have all either caused or threatened to cause major pandemics, with thousands of deaths and billions in economic losses.

photo-1581858945681-5386c6ecea6bPhoto by Cheng Feng/ Unsplash

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05/04/2020

A Message from Nature: Coronavirus

03/04/2020

Indigenous Peoples at Increased Risk Due to Coronavirus

Human Wrongs Watch

COPENHAGEN, 30 March 2020 (IWGIA)* — As the spread of COVID-19 continues, Indigenous Peoples worldwide are in increasing danger of losing their lives and having their rights strippedaway.

Indigenous Peoples at increased risk due to coronavirus 

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03/04/2020

‘Read the World’ on International Children’s Book Day to Support Children and Young People in Isolation

Human Wrongs Watch

Geronimo Stilton author to kickstart exclusive children’s book reading initiative amid COVID-19 pandemic

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NEW YORK/GENEVA, 2 April 2020 (UNICEF)* – Much-loved children’s authors are joining an initiative to read extracts of their books to millions of children and young people currently living in isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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03/04/2020

Lives in Poetry

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Human History as Cultural History

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John Scales Avery

We need to reform our teaching of history so that the emphasis will be placed on the gradual growth of human culture and knowledge, a growth to which all nations and ethnic groups have contributed.

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A New Freely Downloadable Book

I would like to announce the publication of a book which presents an historical anthology of the poems of some of the world’s great poets, from very early times until the present, and from many countries and cultures.

The book may be freely downloaded and circulated from the following link:

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02/04/2020

Staggering Numbers of Women Unable to Exercise Decision-Making over Their Own Bodies, New UN Population Fund Repor

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