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With lockdown strengthened it’s time to expedite virus tests

Mostafa Kamal Majumder With the Muazzin (a man who calls devotees to prayers) asking devotees over loudspeakers on Monday to say prayers at homes, instead of going to mosques, five times a day, the public awareness about the war against the coronavirus pandemic has entered a new phase in Bangladesh. The same loudspeakers are normally used to pronounce ‘Azan’ calling ... Read More »

Fighting coronavirus: It’s time to invest in universal public health

By Isabel Ortiz and Thomas Stubbs NEW YORK and LONDON, Mar 23 2020 (IPS) – Austerity policies pushed by international financial institutions have weakened public health systems, despite current financial support packages, condemning many people to die. As health systems of East Asia, Europe, and the Americas buckle under the strain of coronavirus, developing countries are expecting an even higher ... Read More »

It’s time for feminism at the European elections

by Carmen Calvo, Helena Dalli and Franziska Giffey As the polls open for the European Parliament elections, three gender-equality ministers and state secretaries put feminism at the top of the electoral agenda. The European election campaign has been in full swing. A lot is at stake—not just the composition of the European Parliament, but the soul of Europe. Socialists and ... Read More »

It’s time to talk about democracy at work

by Stan De Spiegelaere Democracy at work has many benefits but above all, it is a matter of human dignity. My normal bike commute to work was interrupted by red flags. No revolution (yet) but industrial action blocked access to an energy company (and my bike path). Asked about their complaints, one of the strikers said: ‘Management ignores the rules ... Read More »

It’s time to bring menstrual awareness to workplaces

Menstruation clearly makes for a substantial part of life, so why is it still taboo in discussions of work environment and work-life balance? In 2018, the Swedish organisation MENSEN—forum för menstruation received funding from the Swedish Gender Equality Agency for a one-year project dealing with menstruation from a work perspective. Through the project, which is a pilot in collaboration with a Gothenburg-based workplace, ... Read More »