Monitoring global development requires agreed-upon data-collection methods for the coming years. Photo: Dan Gordon / Flickr.
Of: Alexandru Mocanu
Monitoring development is a complex area and not without unsettled issues. Those include insufficient data and limited consensus on how to measure progress. This also reflects upon monitoring progress towards achieving the SDGs.
December 26, 2020, Article, English, Magazine, Report
Photo: Gerry Machen / Flickr
Climate change threatens the world as we know it and the need for climate action is getting more pressing every day. The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on oil prices opens the door to a green recovery without fossil fuel subsidies.
December 22, 2020, Article, English, Magazine, Report
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Of: Leni Lindemann and Sofu's Malte Rønberg
Political conflict is driving Yemen into the world's biggest humanitarian crisis. Over half of the Yemeni population is acutely food insecure due to the deliberate targeting of food supply and infrastructure. In order to end hunger and achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, international attention on the political nature of the crisis is required.
December 16, 2020, Article, English, Magazine, Report
The textile industry is particularly vulnerable during the corona pandemic. Photo: Canva.com.
Of: Johanna Lagerlöf
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, global fashion companies canceled orders worth billions of US dollars from Bangladeshi producers. Along with global lockdowns, many factory workers have lost their jobs and have difficulty coping with everyday life. "Our factory is struggling to survive," said Gabriel Adhikary, managing director of a small textile factory in Dhaka.
November 26, 2020, Report
Even before the pandemic, a third of the world's women had experienced physical or sexual violence. Photo: Marc Nozell, Wikimedia (https://commons.wikimedia.org)
Of: Cecilia Ljungstedt
In the shadow of covid-19, violence against women and girls is increasing. Women's rights organizations around the world are working hard to stop the violence but need more resources.
November 19, 2020, Report
Human rights violations often occur further down the production chains where employees may need to work in difficult conditions. Photo: RAJESH misra (publicdomainpictures.net) /needåix.com.
Of: Amanda Lindell
Child labor, 70-hour work weeks and non-living wages. This is the reality for many workers in other countries who produce goods for Swedish companies. Despite this, there is no legal requirement that Swedish companies must respect human rights abroad.
November 16, 2020, Report
Of: Melanie Alphonse
Employees of non-profit organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused of sexually exploiting women during the Ebola crisis. The majority of women know about abuse, despite the fact that the crimes are often difficult to investigate due to stigma and a culture of silence.
October 10, 2020, Report
The corona pandemic has created a shortage of contraceptives and poorer access to abortion. Photo: Lorie Shaull and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
Of: Nora Grari
Unsafe abortions, lack of contraception, canceled sex education and deteriorating maternity care. These are some of the consequences of the corona pandemic. Millions of girls and women around the world can suffer from unwanted pregnancies and deaths.
May 12, 2020, Report
In high-income countries, pharmaceutical research is highly regulated, while in low-income countries there is often a lack of clear ethical regulations.
Of: Isabella Overödder
The Corona pandemic has sparked discussions about whether new vaccines and medicines should be tested in low-income countries. It is a historical trend that drug research is carried out on economically disadvantaged people, while it is the richer people who ultimately have access to the medicines.
May 11, 2020, Report
In some countries, up to 70 percent of women are exposed to physical and / or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some point. Photo: Unsplash
Of: Nora Grari
One in three women in the world is ever exposed to gender-based violence, according to statistics from the World Bank. Due to isolation during the corona pandemic, there are many indications that men's violence against women is now increasing. According to the organization Make Equal, we must focus on the perpetrators in order for the violence to decrease.
April 7, 2020, Report