Benin’s groundbreaking new abortion law will save the lives of many women

Ramatou Ouedraogo, African Population and Health Research Center Benin’s parliament has voted to legalise abortion in most circumstances. This is a groundbreaking move by the west African country given that 92% of women of reproductive age on the continent live in countries which have restrictions – some moderate, some severe – on abortions. Moina Spooner,Continue reading “Benin’s groundbreaking new abortion law will save the lives of many women”


新冠疫情暴发以来,纽约的歧视事件,尤其是针对亚裔的歧视事件大幅增加。为此,纽约市人权委员会与艺术家阿曼达·宾朵雅(Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya)合作,启动了名为“我依然相信我们的城市”(I Still Believe in Our City)的公共艺术项目。

Sweden’s flight-free movement: how views about holiday air travel are changing

Train journeys have been embraced as climate-friendly travel. Michael715/Shutterstock November 30, 2021 10.45am GMT Sara Ullström, Lund University and Kimberly Nicholas, Lund University Air travel is often presented as desirable, despite its high environmental cost. In Sweden, however, a movement advocating avoiding flying has gained influence since 2016, and has started to change the way travelContinue reading “Sweden’s flight-free movement: how views about holiday air travel are changing”

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: all eyes on Indonesia

Traffic in Jakarta has decreased significantly after the Indonesia government has restricted population mobility to reduce the spread of COVID-19, 4 July 2021. ANTARA FOTO/Hafidz Mubarak A/aww. Juli 15, 2021 4.14pm WIB Teguh Haryo Sasongko, Perdana University With the exception of Singapore, Southeast Asian countries have recorded unprecedented spikes in daily case numbers and deaths duringContinue reading “COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: all eyes on Indonesia”

Survey shows South African firms in some sectors are highly innovative

The survey found that innovation was pervasive across all sectors, but particularly in engineering and technology, manufacturing and trade. A high percentage – nearly 70% – of South African businesses were innovation-active.

How inequality drives HIV in adolescent girls and young women

To fight economic inequality, female dependency on relationships and gender-based violence, female education is critical. GULSHAN KHAN/AFP via Getty Images November 28, 2021 9.06am GMT Hilton Humphries, Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) Despite the advances that have been made against HIV, the world has 37 million people living with HIV.Continue reading “How inequality drives HIV in adolescent girls and young women”

‘Friends for life’: how living with locals helped refugees feel at home in a new country

Resettlement creates challenging situations for both the refugees seeking a new life, and for the communities in which they are placed. While many in these communities will feel sympathy towards refugees, others are afraid of what foreign migrants moving into their towns and villages might mean for their local socioeconomic environment.