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<em>International Womens Day, 2021</em><br>A Just COVID-19 Recovery – Not Without Womens Leadership

Katja Iversen Opinion by Katja Iversen (new york) Friday, March 05, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Mar 05 (IPS) – Almost exactly a year ago today, I packed my computer and a couple of necessities in the office in New York, hugged the colleagues, and headed home to what most people thought would be a […]

International Women’s Day, 2021 – International Women’s Day: To Change the World, Women Must Choose to Challenge

Opinion by Patricia Scotland (london) Friday, March 05, 2021 Inter Press Service LONDON, Mar 05 (IPS) – Among the greatest gifts with which I have been blessed were parents who instilled in me a deep-rooted sense of identity, and the unequivocal belief that there was no difference between what a boy and a girl could achieve. […]

International Women’s Day, 2021 – The World Not Only Needs Women Leaders – It Needs Feminist Leaders

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO Opinion by Audrey Azoulay, Katrin Jakobsdottir (paris and reykjavik) Friday, March 05, 2021 Inter Press Service PARIS and REYKJAVIK, Mar 05 (IPS) – International Women’s Day pays tribute to the achievements of women worldwide and reminds us what still needs to be done for full gender equality. In 2021, we are […]

International Women’s Day, 2021 – Women’s Leadership Must Drive the Global Recovery from COVID-19

Mary Robinson Opinion by Mary Robinson (dublin) Friday, March 05, 2021 Inter Press Service DUBLIN, Mar 05 (IPS) – International Women’s Day is always an occasion to celebrate strong women and an important day in the global calendar to highlight the gender injustices still lingering in every part of the world. In 2021, our celebrations will […]

Drilling Wells to Alleviate the Water Shortage in the Venezuelan Capital

A truck with a crane is positioned next to a house to start drilling a well in search of water, which is abundant under the ground in the Caracas valley. CREDIT: Courtesy of José Manuel García by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Thursday, March 04, 2021 Inter Press Service CARACAS, Mar 04 (IPS) – Thousands of families in […]

<em>International Womens Day, 2021</em><br>Removing Barriers to Womens Leading Role in African Agriculture

Opinion by Nteranya Sanginga (ibadan, nigeria) Thursday, March 04, 2021 Inter Press Service IBADAN, Nigeria, Mar 04 (IPS) – The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day March 8.Africa’s population will double by 2050 if growth rates continue their trajectory, but the creation of jobs is not keeping pace, […]

Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries

UN Secretary-General António Guterres gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx, New York last week. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Opinion by Ian Richards (geneva) Thursday, March 04, 2021 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Mar 04 (IPS) – The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing […]

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack

Opinion by Joe Amon, Christina Wille (philadelphia, us) Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Inter Press Service 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. […]

Fantasy Turned Nightmare for Human Trafficking Survivor who is now Thriving in the US

by Kate Chappell (kingston, jamaica) Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Inter Press Service 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 […]

International Women’s Day, 2021 – The Problem of the Respectable International Women’s Day – an Appeal for Good Trouble

Credit: The UN Office at Vienna (UNOV) Opinion by Ben Phillips, Mwanahamisi Singano (nairobi / rome) Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Inter Press Service 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 […]