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“The evidence is clear: a genocide against the Uighurs is in progress. Britain must not put trade before human rights” (Helena Kennedy, 2021).
“Simply counting the number of women in political office does not provide a full picture of women’s political power...doing so distorts perceptions of progress and reinforces the flawed assumption that simply increasing the number of women in high-level political positions is a silver bullet for women’s political empowerment” (Brechenmacher, Mann and Meadows, 2021).
“The world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said. Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent” (Kelly and Pattisson, 2021).
“While the virus has ravaged rich nations, reported death rates in poorer ones remain relatively low. What probing this epidemiological mystery can tell us about global health” (Siddhartha Mukherjee, 2021).
“The anti-government stinginess of traditional conservatism, along with the fear of losing social status held by many white people, now broadly associated with Trumpism, have long been connected. Both have sapped American society’s strength for generations, causing a majority of white Americans to rally behind the draining of public resources and investments” (Heather McGhee, 2021).
“Even if all goes according to plan, much of the world will suffer a longer wait, because jabs will be distributed unequally. The 54 richest countries account for 18% of adults on Earth, but 40% of vaccine orders—enough to give each of their adults 2.5 two-dose regimens” (The Economist, 2021).
“The announcement by Pakistan’s Supreme Court, on Jan. 28, that “no offense” could be held against Omar Sheikh and that he and his accomplices should be “immediately released” is, of course, an insult to Pearl’s memory and spit in the face of his family—especially his son, Adam, who was born just a few months after his father’s death” (Bernard-Henri Lévy, 2021).
“Drawing too simple a link between the United States foreign and domestic failings makes fixing them more difficult. Doing so...risks misdiagnosing the pernicious role of racism in American politics. Restoring American democracy while righting its foreign policy requires acknowledging the messy, more troubling relationship between them” (Nick Danforth, 2021).
The authors provide insight from “evidence on the impact of early interventions and related policy changes on the outcomes of refugees in high-income countries” in “four types of policies: the asylum process...job search assistance, language training and changes in social assistance.” (Ruiz and Vargas, 2021)
"The crisis has exposed our collective frailty and the inability of our deeply unequal economy to work for all. Yet it has also shown us the vital importance of government action to protect our health and livelihoods. Transformative policies that seemed unthinkable before the crisis have suddenly been shown to be possible" (Berkhout et. al., 2021).
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