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SUNS # 9306 Tuesday 16 March 2021

Health : WHO DG criticizes countries "putting lives at risk" in Covid-19 fight (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Without naming the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has criticized "some countries" that are "putting lives at risk around the world" in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which has so far claimed more than 2.6 million lives globally.

UN : Women won't reach parity at pinnacle of power for another 130 years (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations says the highest levels of political power remain the furthest from achieving gender parity in an increasingly male-dominated power structure worldwide.

Lebanon : The ongoing fight for gender parity (PRIV)
(IPS, Beirut)
The fight for equality around the globe has taken a few steps forward in some countries which provides a glimmer of hope for future generations for increased female participation and representation.

COVID-19 : Extent of violence against women during pandemic exposed (PRIV)
(IPS, Johannesburg)
COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse - revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard.

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