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How COVID-19 preys upon poverty — and will make it worse

By Mark A. Bonta / May 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

In the wake of COVID-19, the world economy is set to contract 3 percent in 2020, according to recent estimates from the International Monetary Fund.  As devastating as this may be, the long-term economic prospects are even worse, as a research analysis by IMF economists found that five years after a pandemic, economic inequities will […]

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This new feminist anthem is bringing an anti-rape message around the world

By Mark A. Bonta / January 16, 2020 / Comments Off on This new feminist anthem is bringing an anti-rape message around the world

The song became a viral phenomenon that has circled the globe — from Chile to Turkey, from Mexico to New York City.  It’s far from a bit of pop confection, however: “The Rapist in Your Path” is a full-throated cri de couer that names the state, the police, and the man on the street as […]

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How Pakistani women are getting their motorcycles back

By Mark A. Bonta / November 14, 2019 / Comments Off on How Pakistani women are getting their motorcycles back

In conservative Punjab, in Pakistan, urban women are often harassed, groped and worse when walking or riding public transport. If they can’t afford their own cars, they either put up with harassment or are at the whim of male family members. But since 2016 the government-led Women on Wheels program made hundreds of subsidized motorcycles […]

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Mexico City officials knew collapsed sweatshop was unsafe

By Josh Wilson / January 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Mexico City officials knew collapsed sweatshop was unsafe

At a memorial last fall for seamstresses who died in in a building collapse during the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico September 19, an inscription on a makeshift pink cross claims solidarity with the victims: “Your name is my name — we want life.” Protestors at the memorial were furious about the persistence of sweatshop […]

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