When the price of water is sexual assault
Sex for Water Project
Devex "In a village in Kenya, women wait to fill their jerrycans. While 2 Kenyan shillings ($0.01) should be payment enough, oftentimes the men operating the informal pumps, boreholes, or kiosks demand a higher price. Sometimes, it’s not just money they’re after. In many households that lack access to safe, readily available water at home, the responsibility of visiting the nearest clean water facility often falls to women and girls. But experts warn that leaves them vulnerable to harassment, sexual assault, or abuse. (...) Such acts of sextortion — defined by the International Association of Women Judges as “the abuse of power to obtain a sexual benefit or advantage” — for access to water have been recorded in Kenya, South Africa, and Colombia. Experts believe the practice is widespread elsewhere, too." (Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia/flickrCC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Health: A Political Choice – Act Now, Together
World Leaders Unite in Their Response to COVID-19
PR Newswire "The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented global disruption and challenges. It has highlighted and widened existing gaps in universal health coverage and exposed the pressing need for high-quality essential health services for all – without a price tag. Health: A Political Choice – Act Now, Together calls on world leaders to unite in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other imminent and long-term threats to population health and the global economy. It is the latest in a series of titles produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the first of which – Health: A Political Choice – called for UHC.
(...) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "It has never been clearer that health is a political and economic choice. In the past 20 years, countries have invested heavily in preparing for terrorist attacks, but relatively little in preparing for the attack of a virus – which, as the COVID-19 pandemic has proven, can be far more deadly, disruptive and costly." (Photo: World Health Organization/ United States Mission Geneva/flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)
View Health: A Political Choice – Act Now, Together online at https://bit.ly/HAPC2020
Export of war material out of control
terre des hommes schweiz (tdhs) There is always the risk that war material produced in Switzerland will be used in other countries for human rights violations. For example in Brazil, where arms and police violence in the poor quarters is increasing. terre des hommes schweiz is calling for greater democratic control over Swiss arms exports in the light of the latest SECO figures on war material exports. The development organisation, which is committed to the Corrective Action and War Business Initiative, has commissioned a study on this issue. (Photo: AP/Silvia Izquierdo)
Executive Secretary, 40%
Closing date for applications: October 31st 2020
Swiss Alliance against Neglected Tropical Diseases (SANTD) SANTD is a multi-stakeholder network of Switzerland-based organizations united by the vison of a world free of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). To coordinate SANTD’s various activities and run its secretariat, we are looking for an: Executive Secretary, 40%. Place of work: Bern (Home Office possible). Further information: René Stäheli, president SANTD, email@example.com. Applications should be sent by mail as PDF files to Naima Fernandez, FAIRMED, firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 31st 2020.
Le processus de commandes de médicaments à l’Hôpital de Lugala
Pharmaciens Sans Frontières Suisse (PSF) CARNET DE TERRAIN – En zones rurales, l’organisation est le maître mot de la bonne tenue d’une pharmacie. En effet, c’est par une organisation rigoureuse que les stocks sont tenus à jour et permettent à la fois de contrôler la qualité tout comme la quantité des médicaments disponibles et de savoir précisément ce qu’il est nécessaire de commander. Cette tâche est centrale, compte tenu du défi que suppose l’acheminement des médicaments en raison des routes sinueuses et de leur mauvais état. Parfois, il est tout de même nécessaire de pratiquer des commandes d’urgence. Quelles sont les étapes du processus de commandes des médicaments à l’Hôpital de Lugala ? (Photo: PSF)