Global campaigners: Virus, climate crisis fuel gender violence

Activists prepare mannequins during a public campaign on violence against women, in front of the parliament building in Jakarta on Dec 8, 2020. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP) NAIROBI – Violence against women and girls has escalated in low-income countries against a backdrop of climate emergencies, COVID-19-related disruptions, and civil strife, international health campaigners said Monday. […]

Global campaigners: Climate crisis, pandemic fueling gender violence

Activists prepare mannequins during a public campaign on violence against women, in front of the parliament building in Jakarta on Dec 8, 2020. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP) NAIROBI – Violence against women and girls has escalated in low-income countries against a backdrop of climate emergencies, COVID-19-related disruptions, and civil strife, international health campaigners said Monday. […]

Brazil police accuse Bolsonaro of COVID-linked scaremongering

Bolsonaro gestures during the promotion ceremony of General Officers of the Armed Forces, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on Aug 4, 2022. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA / HARARE / LISBON – Brazil's federal police on Wednesday accused President Jair Bolsonaro of discouraging mask use during the pandemic and falsely suggesting that people who got vaccinated against […]