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In Tamil Nadu, 14 bonded labourers abandoned amid lockdown get a ‘very rare’ payout

The employers left the workers with no money near a petrol station in Madurai. → Read More

Extreme weather, more people drive Pakistan toward a wheat crisis

A pattern of unusually heavy rain, hail and wind are driving Pakistan toward a food security crisis. → Read More

Uganda women fear food shortages will make coronavirus and HIV a deadly mix: The Standard

Two months into a lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, many Ugandans are struggling. → Read More

Will pandemic push humans into a healthier relationship with nature?

Coronavirus has delayed key global agreements to protect oceans, forests and their native species → Read More

Like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are scrambling to bring back workers from abroad

The returning migrants will increase pressure on the public health sector and job market. → Read More

Pakistan's 'honour killings' show women need digital skills, says Facebook adviser

Women need the autonomy to control their own digital presence, rather than being stopped from using the internet at all. → Read More

'I had no choice': Sex for rent rises in US, UK with coronavirus poverty

A growing number of landlords are asking tenants for sex in exchange for housing as coronavirus lockdowns and job cuts have left many struggling to pay their rent, housing experts said. → Read More

Chores and childcare: who bears the brunt in lockdown? Women

LONDON - Working mothers in Europe and the United States are taking on most of the extra housework and childcare created by lockdown - and many are struggling to cope, a survey showed on Thursday. → Read More

Uganda women fear food shortages will make coronavirus and HIV a deadly mix

GULU, Uganda - Before Uganda's coronavirus lockdown, HIV-positive Matina had a morning routine. After waking, she drank tea, ate something small, and took her antiretroviral drugs as doctors instructed. → Read More

Pests in a pandemic? India's plant doctors will see you online now

CHENNAI, India - When Victor Mary's husband decided to travel abroad for work, he left her a plot of land to cultivate in southern India and a new mobile phone that would help them stay in touch. → Read More

As lockdown fuels domestic abuse, social media users fight back

As coronavirus curbs trap victims under the same roof as abusers, the United Nations has called domestic violence a 'shadow pandemic', and the issue has led to a flurry of online campaigns by charities, celebrities and ordinary social media users. → Read More

Wear a mask or face jail in Kuwait and Qatar

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GULF:Wear a mask or face jail in Kuwait and Qatar → Read More

For poor Indians locked down in cramped homes, this summer may be deadlier than others

During lockdown, the urban poor won’t be able to access to air-conditioned public buildings or parks to escape heatwaves. → Read More

On your bike: Parisians hit cycling lanes to evade virus

Residents in the French capital are turning to bikes reduce their infection risk while getting around → Read More

COVID-19: These countries show us what education looks like after lockdown

From social distancing to staggered school times, these are some of the new measures put in place to keep students safe at school. → Read More

Coronavirus: Workers' rights at risk as Indian labour laws face post-lockdown challenge

Fears raised that the decision of states to suspend federal and state labour laws enshrining workers' rights would push even more people into the inform... → Read More

Covid-19 lockdown: Will India’s move to ease alcohol restrictions fuel domestic abuse?

Women’s rights experts have opposed the decision to reopen liquor shops. → Read More

Caught between climate and virus threats, migrants have no safe place to go

From the Philippines to North America, people are being turfed out of shelters or governments not opening evacuation centers due to coronavirus concerns. → Read More

In Pakistan, IT training programmes are looking to redefine women’s role in the labour force

TechKaro is among the latest of such initiatives. → Read More

Carnival plans to restart some North American cruises in August

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CARNIVAL (URGENT):Carnival plans to restart some North American cruises in August → Read More