Global Issues

  • Fantasy Turned Nightmare for Human Trafficking Survivor who is now Thriving in the US
    by Global Issues on 3 March 2021 at 07:30

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 03 (IPS) - Marcela Loaiza was just 21 years old when a man approached her at her workplace in Pereira City, Colombia with promises of fame and money. The well-dressed, mysterious Colombian said he could give her an opportunity for a better life. Loaiza was also working at a supermarket to support herself and her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.Read the full story, “Fantasy Turned Nightmare for Human Trafficking Survivor who is now Thriving in the US”, on globalissues.org →

  • Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
    by Global Issues on 3 March 2021 at 03:56

    PHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 03 (IPS) - In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health workers. But even as health workers were being celebrated by some, others attacked them.Read the full story, “Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack”, on globalissues.org →

  • International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women in Leadership Positions: An Economists View of International Women’s Day
    by Global Issues on 2 March 2021 at 23:57

    CANBERRA, Australia, Mar 03 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic (henceforth pandemic) has women particularly hard. In almost all countries, women constitute the bulk of the labour force in the service sector, which was hardest hit by the pandemic. Furthermore, they also represent a disproportionate share of the work force in particularly vulnerable sectors such as health care. Women also have disproportionate if not sole responsibility for home work including taking care of children.Read the full story, “International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women in Leadership Positions: An Economists View of International Women’s Day”, on globalissues.org →

  • International Women’s Day, 2021 - The Problem of the Respectable International Women’s Day – an Appeal for Good Trouble
    by Global Issues on 2 March 2021 at 23:07

    NAIROBI / ROME, Mar 03 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day March 8.The greatest danger to the effectiveness of International Women’s Day is that it has become respectable. It is time for it to be day of good trouble again.Read the full story, “International Women’s Day, 2021 - The Problem of the Respectable International Women’s Day – an Appeal for Good Trouble”, on globalissues.org →

  • Myanmar: Protestors Plea for International Help as Analysts Fear Full Military Might
    by Global Issues on 2 March 2021 at 05:30

    BANGKOK, Mar 02 (IPS) - Myanmar activists have called on the international community for help as security forces loyal to the military continue their draconian sweep against the civil disobedience campaign that has brought the country to a standstill since the Feb. 1 coup. The pleas come as analysts, commentators and diplomats who know Myanmar fear that more bloodshed is almost inevitable.Read the full story, “Myanmar: Protestors Plea for International Help as Analysts Fear Full Military Might”, on globalissues.org →

  • What Role Can South-South Cooperation Play in Post COVID-19 Recovery?
    by Global Issues on 2 March 2021 at 04:54

    BEIJING, Mar 02 (IPS) - Five years ago, at the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations, world leaders adopted the ambitious Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The Agenda was to be accomplished through the achievement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030: eradicating poverty, ending hunger, addressing climate change – just to name a few.Read the full story, “What Role Can South-South Cooperation Play in Post COVID-19 Recovery?”, on globalissues.org →

  • Demographic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Overview
    by Global Issues on 2 March 2021 at 02:41

    NEW YORK, Mar 02 (IPS) - The demographic impact of the coronavirus one year after being declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 has been enormous. The picture that emerges is one of significant consequences on the levels and trends of the key components of demographic change: mortality, fertility and migration.Read the full story, “Demographic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Overview”, on globalissues.org →

  • International Women’s Day, 2021 - To Aspire and Achieve- Women’s Leadership in the 21st Century
    by Global Issues on 2 March 2021 at 01:03

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Mar 02 (IPS) - As a member of the second wave of the feminist movement who were also the first generation of women to receive positions of leadership, I recall the prejudices and biases that framed our experience. Women rarely were put in charge of “hard” core issues, only what were termed “soft” ones in keeping with their role as nurturer and carer. When they were present in the Board room, they were often silent. When they spoke, they were inevitably spoken over. It was the exceptional woman who could navigate the corridors of corporate culture, male expectations, and a workplace that was unsympathetic to her dual burden.Read the full story, “International Women’s Day, 2021 - To Aspire and Achieve- Women’s Leadership in the 21st Century”, on globalissues.org →

  • International Women’s Day, 2021 - Feminist Leadership at the United Nations — Gender Equality Within & Without
    by Global Issues on 1 March 2021 at 23:41

    NEW YORK, Mar 02 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day, March 8.Antonia Kirkland is Global Lead on Legal Equality and Access to Justice at Equality Now*.When the United Nations was founded in 1945, the principle of equality for all – regardless of sex, race, language, or religion - was enshrined in the organization's Charter.Read the full story, “International Women’s Day, 2021 - Feminist Leadership at the United Nations — Gender Equality Within & Without”, on globalissues.org →

  • Neoliberal Finance Undermines Poor Countries Recovery
    by Global Issues on 1 March 2021 at 23:13

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 02 (IPS) - After being undermined by decades of financial liberalisation, developing countries now are not only victims of vaccine imperialism, but also cannot count on much financial support as their COVID-19 recessions drag on due to global vaccine apartheid.Read the full story, “Neoliberal Finance Undermines Poor Countries Recovery”, on globalissues.org →