2019 Women Leaders Global Forum addresses issue of gender-based violence
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 Participants in this session at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, include: Sandie Okoro, Senior Legal VP and General Counsel for the World Bank Group; Espérance Nyirasafari, Vice-President of the Senate of Rwanda, Minister of Sports and Culture, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion (2016-2018); Flavia Bustreo, Chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee at The Partnership of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and Fondation Botnar Board Member. Moderated by Felicia Knaul, Chair of the Lancet Commission on Gender-based Violence, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas at the University of Miami.
Two beluga whales have been transferred to the world's first open-watersanctuary for the breed in Klettsvik Bay, Iceland. Little White and LittleGrey were previously performing whales in indoor captivity in Shanghai, China,but have been given a new life as part of a historic Sea Life Trustinitiative.
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People feeling stressed by lockdown are being invited to let out their frustrations by recording a scream to be played at a speaker in a remote location in Iceland.The invitation comes from Visit Iceland, who have set up a website at which people can record themselves venting their frustration, with the results then played from one of seven speakers set up around the country.
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With the coronavirus pandemic forcing cancellation of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, actors Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams hope fans can get their fix by watching their madcap Netflix comedy about a duo from Iceland who compete in the event. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration is working to upgrade 49 dewatering pump stations which were damaged during the devastating 2014 floods which caused widespread damage in Kashmir valley. Now, the government has initiated work on upgrading the dewatering pump stations across Srinagar with the help of World Bank. JandK Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) is undertaking the project at the cost of Rs 103 crore. The pumping stations are being installed above flood level so that in future when flood hits, these pumping stations will help dewatering the affected areas. Since the pumping stations will have latest technology, they will work automatically, but will have control rooms and backup control rooms in order to operate them from safe places. Locals expressed happiness over the project as they have faced problems when incessant rainfall led to waterlogging in their areas.
While interacting with the National Council members of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on July 27, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said, "According to a World Bank 2020 report, 1% increase in GVC (Global Value Chains) participation can boost per capita income levels of a country by more than 1%." "I think this is the right time for India to make efforts to become a part of GVC (Global Value Chains). The focus has to be on productivity and quality of our products and services,"
From India announcing new rules under Unlock 3 to Britain signing a deal for doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine, here are the top updates on coronavirus. Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday announced new rules under its “Unlock 3”. Night curfew has been curbed, yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5. Unlock 3 to be implemented from August 1 till August 31. Educational institutions, cinema halls, swimming pools, theatres, bars to remain close till August 31. Independence Day functions to be allowed with social distancing. India crossed 15 lakh cases on Wednesday with nearly 49,000 cases. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump say America may provide coronavirus vaccine to other countries after it is approved. Trump said US has ramped up the production of vaccine and will rapidly produce 100 million doses after it is approved. The British government has signed a deal for 60 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine. The deal was signed with GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur. Britain’s GSK and France’s Sanofi have the largest manufacturing capability in the world. Watch the full video for more details on the pandemic.
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Consumer genetics company 23andMe has shed some new light on the consequences of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Its new study reveals the scale at which enslaved black women were raped by their white masters. The gene pool biases toward enslaved African women and European men signal generations of rape and sexual exploitation against enslaved women. According to CNN, the study also covered the less-documented slave trade that occurred within the Americas.
Business Insider recently polled the American public's support for President Donald Trump's impeachment and removal. They found there's a significant gender gap in the issue. The polling showed 52% of..