Govt inaction on inequality means women work four years longer than men

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Alpha Jallow

According to new figures released today by international NGO ActionAid, women are working an average of four years longer than men during their life, largely because of their greater role in housework and caring for children, the sick and elderly. Around the world governments are failing to take action to deal with the causes of inequality for both women and men.

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The Forgotten

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Zeeshan A. Shah

On August 30th every year, the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared, many countries around the world falling back to recall the gravity of the crisis – a shocking and terrifying experience that some of us went through in our lives; the loss of our precious children. No one knows where they went. Every year, the world remembers the loss and recalls the days of fear, never to be forgotten. Each time, we shiver when we think of those Forgotten Ones.

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Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part Four

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Ratnesh Dwivedi 

Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. Ratnesh Dwivedi spoke to four experts. Last in the series is his interaction with Sheshadri Chari.

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Interview with Anant Mishra

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Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

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UNDP state that significant progress made in DRC development

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Darell Maurice

Priya Gajraj, Country Director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said on Wednesday, in the capital city Kinshasa that “the DRC is in the top ten reformers out of 189 and has the most attractive investment and mining codes, which helps to explain the economic growth of the country (8.5% in 2013; 8.9% in 2014 and 8.4% in 2015).”

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No African country in top 50 of latest UN global Human Development Report

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Adisa Amanor Wilks

Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rank among the lowest according to the 2015 global Human Development Report released by the United Nations (UN). Even though the report indicates that some two billion people have moved out of low human development levels in the last 25 years, no African Country made it to the top 50.

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EQUITABLE ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN

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Anant Mishra

“Is there a child who does not dream of being counted and having her or his gifts and talents recognised? No. All children have hopes and dreams – including children with disabilities. And all children deserve a fair chance to make their dreams real.”

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