Children Children in Conflict Zones Violations against Children Maim

New Report: Number of Children Living in Deadliest Conflict Countries Jumps Nearly 10% in One Year

An average of 22 children a day were killed and maimed in 2021 despite overall drop in grave violations against children.
From Save The Children on November 30, 2022
Health Gender Inequality HIV/AIDS Gender Norms

Gender inequalities hampering global efforts to end AIDS

Inequalities will prevent the world from meeting agreed global targets on AIDS, but a “feminist route map” can get countries back on track, the UN agency leading the fight against the disease said in a report published on Tuesday.
From UN News on November 29, 2022
Women Exclusion People of Color Women in Media

‘Culture of exclusion’ keeps women of colour from top media jobs, report reveals

Analysis of media organisations and news stories shows underrepresentation across editorial leadership and coverage
By Lizzy Davies for The Guardian on November 30, 2022
Environment Coastal Communities Paper Mills Pollution

In Coastal Communities, the Toxic Legacy of Pulp and Paper Mills

In Canada and elsewhere, decades of balancing good-paying mill jobs with environmental protection comes at a cost.
By Larry Pynn for undark on November 28, 2022
Health Oral Health Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) Oral Diseases

3 Out of 4 People in Low-Income Countries Affected by Oral Diseases: WHO Report

A new WHO report says that over the last 30 years, oral diseases have increased by 1 billion globally.
By Garima Sadhwani for The Quint on November 28, 2022
Environment Electric Vehicles Environmental Impacts Environmental Degradation

The dirty road to clean energy: how China’s electric vehicle boom is ravaging the environment

In neighboring Indonesia, nickel extraction is causing environmental and social devastation
By Antonia Timmerman for Rest of World on November 28, 2022
Environment E-Waste Hazardous Substances E-Waste Recycling

E-Waste 101: Everything You Need to Know

E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in the world; between 50 and 60 million tons are produced every year.
By Linnea Harris for EcoWatch on November 25, 2022
Women Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Murder Gender-based violence (GBV)

Women murdered by family members in 2021

81,100 women and girls were killed intentionally in 2021, and the overall number of female murders remained largely unchanged over the past decade
By Varun HK for Deccan Herald on November 26, 2022
Environment Black Friday Environmental Impacts Consumerism

The environmental impact of Black Friday

It's that time of year again: the pre-Christmas consumer frenzy also known as Black Friday. During the biggest shopping event of the year, retailers slash their prices. But what does that mean for the environment?
By Anne-Sophie Brändlin for Deutsche Welle (DW) on November 24, 2022
Women Femicide Gender-based violence (GBV) Data Gaps

India is undercounting as the UN seeks femicide stats

Recent murders have drawn public attention to gender-based violence in India, where officials have failed to track such attacks. As the UN compiles femicide statistics, DW looks at why India is likely to come up short.
By Nehal Johri for Deutsche Welle (DW) on November 25, 2022