Campaign to Recognize Addiction Services as Essential Services - Addicted Women's High Health & Violence Risks

Извор: WUNRN – 01.07.2020

World Drug Report 2020

Dianova International

While about one third of all people who use drugs are estimated to be women, the latter are consistently reported to be at higher risk of HIV and other infections and more at risk of experiencing intimate partner violence than women in the broader population. This phenomenon is also likely to be exacerbated in these times of crisis.

Time to Recognize Addiction Services as Essential Services

Covid-19 crisis has affected our health systems revealing dysfunctions that have affected the most vulnerable people, and among them people who use drugs.

In order to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on June 26, Dianova launches an international campaign to raise awareness of the need that addiction services be on par with other healthcare services and that they be given similar levels of attention and support.


COVID-19 Exposes the Harsh Realities of Gender Inequality in Slums

Извор: WUNRN – 28.06.2020

Medellin, Colombia – UN Women Photo, Ryan Brownmen/Ryan Brown

By Ginette Azcona, Antra Bhatt & Robert Ndugwa.

n/Ryan Brown.

14 May 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is largely concentrated in cities and urban areas, with around 2,600 cities globally reporting at least one case of the disease. While the epicentre of the global health crisis is still Europe and North America, its impact on developing countries may be more devastating, especially for the poorest. The 1 billion+ people living in slums and slum-like settings in developing countries, where population density is high, are those most at-risk and least prepared.


COVID-19 - Call for Data on Indigenous Peoples - Mapping - Gender

Извор: WUNRN – 28.06.2020

By Bia'ni Madsa' Juarez López and Jess Cherofsky

June 4, 2020 - We have a great diversity of Indigenous Peoples in the world, Peoples who have been affected in different ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. “To name us is to recognize our existence, which is the result of hundreds of years of resistance against invasions and previous epidemics similar to COVID-19.” 

Countries across the world have faced difficulties in attempting to produce data on the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. While it may not be possible for every country to have the capacity to have an exact count, for Indigenous Peoples, these data are even more inexact or nonexistent.


Gender-Based Discrimination & Women in Conflict with the Law

Извор: WUNRN – 28.06.2020

This topic provides an overview of gender-based discrimination encountered by women at various stages of criminal justice system, with a particular focus on gendered pathways to offending and incarceration; access to justice; and key issues and challenges concerning women's imprisonment. As noted by the CEDAW Committee, gender-based discrimination is based on gender stereotypes, stigma, harmful and patriarchal cultural norms and gender-based violence, all of which adversely impact on the ability of women to gain access to justice on an equal basis with men (CEDAW Committee, General Recommendation 33, para. 8). Frequently, States parties have discriminatory constitutional provisions, laws, regulations, procedures, customs and practices that are based on traditional gender stereotypes (CEDAW Committee, General Recommendation 33, para. 21). The Committee also stressed the importance of addressing stereotyping and gender bias in the justice system and its particularly harmful impact on women (CEDAW Committee, General Recommendation 33, para. 26).


Trafficking in Persons - Study Analyzes Over 300 Anti-Trafficking Tech Tools

Извор: WUNRN – 27.06.2020

Direct Link to Full 78-Page OSCE Report

Leveraging innovation to fight trafficking in human beings: A comprehensive analysis of technology tools

The publication takes stock of technology tools and initiatives developed to combat trafficking in human beings in its different forms in the OSCE area and beyond. It also examines the ways technology can be misused to facilitate trafficking in human beings. It is the first known publication to conduct a global analysis of how different stakeholders, including law enforcement, civil society, businesses and academia can take advantage of technology to advance the fight against the human trafficking crime. The publication also provides recommendations to governments and organizations funding technology projects on how to maximize the value of technology-based solutions.


#SafeHome Campaign to Protect Women & Children at Risk of Domestic Violence

Извор: WUNRN – 24.06.2020

FIFA, European Commission & World Health Organization launch #Safehome campaign to protect women & Children at risk of domestic violence

26 May 2020 - FIFA, WHO, and the European Commission have joined forces, to launch the #SafeHome campaign to support women and children at risk of domestic violence. The campaign is a joint response from the three institutions to the recent spikes in reports of domestic violence as stay-at-home measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have put women and children experiencing abuse at greater risk. 

Almost one in three women worldwide experience physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by someone else in their lifetime.


Coronavirus Coverage & Call for More Visibility of Female Scientist Expertise

Извор: WUNRN – 24.06.2020

With male voices dominating the pandemic narrative, female scientists are lamenting the loss of diverse perspectives


FOR A SWEEPING and much-lauded New York Times article on how the pandemic may play out over the next year, veteran science reporter Donald G. McNeil, Jr. consulted nearly two dozen experts in public health, medicine, epidemiology, and history. Initially, I only scanned the nearly 5,000-word story, and the names of experts sluiced by as I picked out predictive nuggets on lockdowns, death tolls, and vaccines. But after several women scientists called out McNeil for bias towards men on Twitter, I went back for a closer look.


Call to Men for Racial & Gender Justice

Извор: WUNRN – 24.06.2020

By Tony Porter, CEO, A CALL TO MEN

23 June 2020 -We are living in a monumental, historic moment. One that our children’s children will learn about in school. A reckoning. A great awakening for many. And an opportunity for everyone to face systemic inequity and injustice with courage, resolve, and a commitment to change.

My role, as a Black man and as a social justice leader, is to use my platform to elevate these issues. To lift up the voices of Black women and others who face multiple forms of group oppression. To speak my truth.


Livelihoods of 55+ Million Domestic Workers at Risk Due to COVID-19

Извор: WUNRN – 18.06.2020

© I. Bonham / ILOGENEVA (ILO News) – Nearly three-quarters of domestic workers around the world – more than 55 million people – are at significant risk of losing their jobs and income due to lockdown and lack of effective social security coverage, according to new estimates by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

On the 9th anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

16 June 2020 - The vast majority – 37 million – of these domestic workers are women.

An assessment made at the beginning of June shows that the most affected region was Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with 76 per cent of domestic workers at risk, followed by the Americas (74 per cent) Africa (72 per cent) and Europe (45 per cent).



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