‘This is most informative interview I’ve done all day’ – BBC News

Dr Clare Wenham was giving an interview to the BBC News Channel on local lockdowns when her young daughter interrupted. Speaking to the BBC afterwards, Dr Wenham said it was ironic that this had happened given she recently wrote a piece for the British Medical Journal on the subject. In it she argues that the … Read more ‘This is most informative interview I’ve done all day’ – BBC News

Protest Against Africa’s First Covid-19 Virus Vaccine Trial in South Africa

(AP) Protesters against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks on Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is “the worst I’ve ever seen,” the CEO of the GAVI vaccine alliance, Seth Berkley, told an African Union vaccine conference last … Read more Protest Against Africa’s First Covid-19 Virus Vaccine Trial in South Africa

Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Financing for Development – Libya – Yemen – Syria – Central African Republic – South Sudan – Kazakhstan – Brazil – UNHCR – UNESCO – Gabon – Briefings FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT  This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the first of a series of virtual … Read more Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

Why Gender-Based Violence is So Prevalent in South Africa (And How To End It)

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa in June lamented the “culture of silence around gender-based violence” in the country after a “surge” in murders of women and children. The country now faces two pandemics, Covid-19 and the violence against women and children that has risen sharply, he said as he announced further easing of lockdown measures … Read more Why Gender-Based Violence is So Prevalent in South Africa (And How To End It)

Fast Facts on Health Inequities

This video fact file looks at what health inequities are, provides examples and shows their cost to society. Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status of different population groups according to socioeconomic status. These inequities have significant social and economic costs, in addition to the health costs, both to individuals and societies. In … Read more Fast Facts on Health Inequities

Are women being left out of the Black Lives Matter movement? | The Stream

George Floyd. Rayshard Brooks. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Eric Garner. The deaths of each of these men at the hands of police have served as rallying cries for the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. But as BLM picks up steam, some are concerned that women are being left out of the conversation. … Read more Are women being left out of the Black Lives Matter movement? | The Stream

UN Charter Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – UN Charter Day – Deputy Secretary-General – Syria – Yemen – Mali – DRC – Brazil – Argentina – South Sudan – Sudan – UNICEF – CERF – International Days UN CHARTER DAY This morning, the Secretary-General did take part in the virtual General … Read more UN Charter Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 June 2020)

Racial bias: Correcting the code of facial recognition

In this edition, as a faulty facial recognition match leads to the arrest of an innocent man in the US state of Michigan, we take a look at the underlying racial and gender bias of the technology. We dig deeper into the subject with MIT’s Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, who is helping correct … Read more Racial bias: Correcting the code of facial recognition

Profitability Increasing Under Female Leadership: Study

Jun.25 — On this edition of “Bloomberg Equality,” Libby Lyons, director of Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency, talks about a study by the organization and the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre that proves for the first time that with more women in leadership roles leads to better financial performance, productivity and profitability. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Haidi Stroud-Watts … Read more Profitability Increasing Under Female Leadership: Study

Gender Disparity in India’s Lockdown-Induced Job Losses

Jun.24 — On this edition of “Bloomberg Equality,” Ashwini Deshpande, professor of economics at Ashoka University, looks at the impact the lockdown in India amid the coronavirus outbreak is having on the gender gap in the country’s workforce. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Tom Mackenzie and Rishaad Salamat.

‘Beaten and Left For Dead’: LGBTQ+ Refugees Face Persecution, Find Shelter in Kenya

Members of the LBGTQ+ community in parts of East Africa face discrimination that has forced many to flee their home countries for Kenya. Kenya has become a haven as the only African nation where someone can seek asylum and be registered as a refugee based on their LBGTQ status. Yet once in Kenya, they can … Read more ‘Beaten and Left For Dead’: LGBTQ+ Refugees Face Persecution, Find Shelter in Kenya

Nine-year-old helps teach educators about queer youth

Schools have divided students into boys and girls for centuries and are now figuring out better ways to address students who are nonbinary, gender fluid and gender nonconforming. Nine-year-old Keegan identifies as gender creative and performs under the drag name Kween-Kee-Kee. Read his story here: https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/nine-year-old-helps-teach-educators-about-queer-youth Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance … Read more Nine-year-old helps teach educators about queer youth

‘I’ve never been so happy’: Tasmania’s transgender law changes get a tick | ABC News

For 78-year-old Latrobe woman Francene Jacques, the morning of September 5 last year was life-changing. It was the day her birth certificate was changed to register her as female, amended under Tasmania’s nation-leading transgender reforms passed earlier in the year. “It’s just made such a difference to my life. I’ve never been so happy and … Read more ‘I’ve never been so happy’: Tasmania’s transgender law changes get a tick | ABC News

South Africa’s battle to protect women against violence – BBC News

South Africa is facing a crisis when it comes to gender based violence – more than 2,700 women were killed last year. The recent murder of 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule showed that the issue is not going away, and drove protesters into the streets in lockdown. The BBC’s South Africa Reporter Pumza Fihlani, spent time with … Read more South Africa’s battle to protect women against violence – BBC News