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[AL JAZEERA] Wendy had just moved in with her new partner when the couple found themselves unexpectedly charged with a crime: criminal adultery.
[TIME] A Singaporean student and a Vietnamese art curator are reported to be the latest targets of xenophobia and racism related to coronavirus in the U.K., as a growing number of incidents have been reported around the world since the outbreak started.
[FOCUS TAIWAN] Taiwan was ranked the second freest country in Asia with a total score of 93 points, the same as 2019, in the latest edition of the "Freedom in the World" report by U.S. based non-governmental organization Freedom House.
Hong Kong: Widespread police violence during protests must be investigated to prevent further clasheseayanadminno2
[AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL] New report sets out need for independent commission of inquiry to investigate widespread human rights violations that occurred in 2019.
[BBC] Thousands of Muslims from China's Uighur minority group are working under coercive conditions at factories that supply some of the world's biggest brands, a new report says.
Gender & Coronavirus
(South China Morning Post, 13 May 2020) Three incidents in Canada in eight days targeted women wearing face masks - Sociologist Yinxuan Huang says maskaphobia has made overseas Asians ‘clear targets’ as racists seek to legitimise xenophobia during the pandemic.
(Euro News, 28 April 2020) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could spell disaster for women’s rights around the world.
(The Korea Herald, 18 May 2020) Female workers bear the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak, women’s rights groups said Monday, explaining that women shoulder heavier burdens of housework and child care while also facing a greater risk of losing their jobs.
(UNFPA, 28 May 2020) Menstruation is misunderstood and stigmatized around the world, a fact likely to worsen under the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic – and what the world needs to do about it.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Statement of Feminists and Women’s Rights Organizations from the Global South and marginalized communities in the Global Northeayanadminno2
(Feminist Movements, 2 April 2020) The following statement has been endorsed by nearly 1160 individuals and women’s networks and organizations globally, from more than 100 countries, to demand States to adopt a feminist policy to address the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner that is consistent with human rights standards and principles.