Women Garment Workers Face Destitution as COVID-19 Closes Factories

Извор: WUNRN – 17.05.2020

A woman sits near sewing machines as workers occupy a recently closed garment factory in Myanmar to demand their salaries. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call for fashion brands to protect workers in their supply chains globally as coronavirus causes orders to dry up

By Annie Kelly- 19 March 202

The fashion industry is facing calls to step in and protect the wages of the 40 million garment workers in their supply chains around the world who face destitution as factories close and orders dry up in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Striving for a European Union of Equality: The Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025

Извор: WUNRN – 16.02.2020

Concrete actions for equality 2020-2025

No EU Member State has so far achieved equality between women and men. The progress is slow while gender gaps persist in employment, pay, care and pensions. To bridge those gaps and allow Europe to reach its full potential in business, politics and society, the strategy outlines a set of key actions including: ending gender-based violence and stereotypes; ensuring equal participation and opportunities in the labour market, including equal pay; and achieving gender-balance in decision-making and politics.

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A Double Pandemic: Domestic Violence in the Age of COVID-19

Извор: WUNRN – 16.05.2020

People look out of their apartment windows to show gratitude to health-care workers during the coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain. Susana Vera/Reuters

By Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, CFR Expert & Alexandra Bro - May 13, 2020

Governments worldwide have imposed lockdowns to contain the coronavirus, but those same restrictions have increased the risks associated with domestic violence, especially for women, children, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Around the globe, governments have implored residents to stay home to protect themselves and others from the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19. But for domestic violence victims—the vast majority of whom are women, children, and LGBTQ+ individuals—home is a dangerous place.

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How to Achieve Gender Equality After the Pandemic – Gender Budgeting, Gender Data

Извор: WUNRN – 15.05.2020

Women are more likely to work on the frontlines of healthcare.- Image: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

By Katica Roy - CEO, Pipeline

25 April 2020 - The World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform

The Forum’s COVID Action Platform: Over 1,000 organizations are working together in response to the pandemic

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Stay Home? Wash Hands? BUT 1.8 Billion Are Homeless & 3 Billion Have No Access to Clean Water

Извор: WUNRN – 14.05.2020

By Thalif Deen   

UNITED NATIONS, May 14 2020 (IPS- The relentless battle against the devastating coronavirus pandemic has been underlined by several widespread advisories from health experts – STAY HOME. WASH YOUR HANDS. WEAR A MASK. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE.

But the UK-based WaterAid and UN Habitat in Nairobi point out the paradox in at least two of the warnings: a staggering 3.0 billion people worldwide have no water to wash their hands and over 1.8 billion people have no adequate shelter—or homes to go to.

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Keeping Children Safe Online During Lockdown

Извор: WUNRN – 06.05.2020

06 May 2020 - The risk of cyber child exploitation has grown dramatically as populations worldwide are forced to spend more time at home and online.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on internet usage. Home is the new hub. Since mid-January 2020, online traffic has increased by over 25% – the fastest usage increase since the internet was developed. This has brought hundreds of millions of schoolchildren into online classrooms overnight. It has also led to increased risks of online child exploitation.

Even before the pandemic, every law-enforcement agency worldwide was massively overworked. Available resources did not match the needs. Each case had to be triaged, which inevitably meant many were not addressed.

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Why Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Is Critical to the COVID-19 Response in Low- & Middle-Income Countries

Извор: WUNRN – 02.05.2020

A woman buys food from a vendor in Jodhpur, India. Stockpexel/Shutterstock

The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on movement to control the spread of infection are having profound impacts on the income and daily lives of people in low- and middle-income countries, particularly the poor.. The authors of this article describe how the current crisis is also affecting gender relations, and why attention to gender in implementing expanded social protection programs is critical. They provide specific advice and propose actions to minimize harm during the crisis response period—and to ensure that longer-term gains in gender equity and empowerment can be maintained and built-upon post-crisis.

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Tracking Attitudes on Gender Equality

Извор: WUNRN – 02.05.2020

By Carolina Rivera, Policy Analyst, HDRO

April 2, 2020 - Gender inequalities are rooted in traditional discriminatory social norms and power imbalances that are perpetuated throughout the life cycle and passed from one generation to another. These norms restrict women’s behaviour and the prospects of reaching their full potential at home, at work and in civic life. According to the recent Gender Social Norms Index from the Human Development Report Office of UNDP, nine out of ten people around the globe are biased against gender equality. And attitudes towards equality are becoming less supportive in some countries over time.

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