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“Women and girls are left behind in COVID-19 response” – warn women’s organizations

Women’s organizations across Eastern Europe and Central Asia urged governments and development partners to recognize the unique and vital needs of women and girls in pandemic response and recovery efforts. Activists warned the international community that the world risks a roll back in women’s rights if necessary efforts are not urgently undertaken. Date: Wednesday, April 29, … Read More

Online Event: Difference Day 2020

The Difference Day conference 2020 goes online: Join us on 3rd May 2020 at 5pm for an interactive livestreamed event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2020. Every year on the 3rd of May, the world celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom and pays tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the … Read More

World Press Freedom Day: Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay

At a time when we are mired in worry and uncertainty because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, free information is essential to helping us face, understand, think about and overcome this crisis. First, we must consider the vital importance of information in this situation: informing the public means giving everyone the means of combatting … Read More

Is freedom a casualty in the fight against coronavirus?

Many countries are accused of using the fight against the pandemic as an excuse to crack down on human rights.   Coronavirus restrictions are meant to save lives, but for authoritarian leaders they can be an excuse to adopt repressive measures. And the coronavirus emergency is fast becoming a human-rights crisis – that’s the warning … Read More