In a bizarre and highly controversial moment, the US president has imagined that George Floyd, who was violently murdered on May 25, is ‘having a great day.’ In an hour-long press conference to talk about various subjects including Covid-19 and a reduction in US unemployment levels, during which he took no questions from the press, … Read more A great day for everybody?
Matt Hancock has urged Britons to avoid large protests over the weekend ‘for the safety of your loved ones’. The health secretary said he understood why people are appalled at the death of George Floyd but warned that coronavirus remains a ‘real threat’ in the UK as lockdown easing measures come into effect Subscribe to … Read more Matt Hancock urges Brits to avoid weekend protests due to coronavirus risk
So what exactly is holding Japan back when it comes to promoting gender equality? We take a look at how the Asian nation lags way behind other developed nations in regards to promoting women’s rights. Also how a pilot program in Zimbabwe is offering women electric bikes to make their lives easier while giving them … Read more Equality in Japan: Why does the Asian nation lag way behind in women’s rights?
Subscribe to Chopper’s Politics for free: https://www.playpodca.st/chopper In a landmark week in the fight for racial equality, Trevor Phillips, writer and former chairman of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, joins The Telegraph’s Chief Political Correspondent, Christopher “Chopper” Hope to talk about the reaction here and across the pond to the tragic death of George … Read more Chopper’s Politics Podcast: “It’s not enough to stand on the sidelines”
SDG7 on Clean Energy is at the core of the 2030 Agenda as access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy is interlinked to many SDGs, including poverty eradication, food security, health, education, prosperity, jobs, transport, gender equality, and climate change. Failure to transition to sustainable energy systems will jeopardize the fight against climate change … Read more Tracking SDG 7: The Energy progress Report and SDG 7 Policy Briefs – Global Launch
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s premier monuments to the Confederacy, a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee along Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The Democratic governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal … Read more Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to Announce Removal of Robert E. Lee Statue
As Americans grapple with issues of race, equality, police brutality, and free speech, Washington Post Live hosts one of the nation’s top elected officials, House Majority Whip Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.). Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart will ask Clyburn his views on the current civil unrest, struggle for civil rights, and how to … Read more Rep. Jim Clyburn on protests, civil rights and race in America (FULL STREAM 6/3)
An address to the Ninth Annual Cambridge International Law (CILJ) Conference in April 2020, in Panel 6: International Law and the Rise of “Big Data” and Artificial Intelligence, by Dr Tetyana (Tanya) Krupiy, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tilburg University (the Netherlands). The Cambridge International Law Journal 9th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference on the theme of ‘International … Read more Responding to the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Protecting Equality in the Twenty First Century
It’s hard to believe the United States, built on ideals of freedom, equality and democracy, is descending so rapidly into chaos and oppression. President Donald Trump is threatening military action against his own citizens, with thousands of protesters defying curfews from one side of the country to the other. Academic and author Dr Andre Perry … Read more Donald Trump ‘has made a living off of creating chaos’ says Dr Andre Perry | 7.30
MPs formed a socially-distanced queue across the entire parliamentary estate and voted in favour of discontinuing the virtual parliament, in place to reduce transmission of Covid-19 during the pandemic. The government lobbied to restart a physical parliament as soon as possible, labelling the virtual version as too restrictive, despite the Equality and Human Rights Commission condemning … Read more How MPs joined kilometre-long queue in a vote to end virtual parliament
As the protests over the killing of George Floyd continue in the US, social media has amplified and coordinated the response. There’s steady stream of posts from blue tick accounts acknowledging his death, addressing racial equality and discrimination. But online videos have emerged of people appearing to create content at the George Floyd protests. Get … Read more Influencers accused of exploiting George Floyd protests mocked online
What do you need to remember when planning diversity work? Where should you focus your efforts? What are the pitfalls and problems? This video outlines top tips for working on diversity, especially in biomedical and health sciences. Narrated and drawn by Melanie Etherton, based off a talk she gave for the Association of Medical Research … Read more Top tips for diversity work
Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the 1st Session of ECOSOC 2020 Operational Activities for Development Segment. “The next Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review is an opportunity to focus on critical policy issues that require special attention by the UN development system. The next Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review can look deeply into … Read more “Working together (…) we will get through this crisis & reach our destination” – UN chief
The coronavirus lockdowns have had a large impact on part-time work and female-dominated industries, sparking fears gender equality could be set back. However advocates say the crisis could also accelerate some of the changes they’ve been calling for, if employers are willing to seize the opportunity. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You … Read more Advocates say COVID-19 crisis could accelerate positive changes to gender pay gap | ABC News