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Report: Scotland the Sustainable Development Goals

Report by the Scottish Government Please find below the link to a much-awaited report released by the Scottish Government on 'Scotland and the Sustainable Development Goals - a national review to drive action'. https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotland-sustainable-development-goals-national-review-drive-action/ Background on the Report 'This landmark report details the progress Scotland was making on sustainable development before the pandemic. While Scotland is making good progress, it highlights several gaps and suggests how we can move forward. Now in the context of Covid-19, the review sets the backdrop for the green and just recovery Scotland needs. An article on the publication can be

LockdownLowdown

The Scottish Youth Parliament, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot partnered to deliver LockdownLowdown – a survey of young people from across Scotland on their concerns about COVID-19. The survey results give a clear picture of what young people are currently worried about – and the impact it’s having on their lives. You can download the Key Findings Report below: You can also read the full analysis by clicking here:

"This Bridge Called My Back": Femicide, Violence and Discrimination against Black African Women

Statement by European Network of Migrant Women, Brussels, July 2020 Poster taken from the European Network of Migrant Women. http://www.migrantwomennetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/ENOMW-Statement-Black-African-Women.pdf 'The life of a Black Woman is more than a “case study”. How many case studies do we need to come to terms that Black Women’s Lives Matter ?' European Network of Migrant Women joins the voices of global activists demanding the end of racial injustice and discrmination. We are as saddened and angered by the pervasive structural racism as by the lack of its recognition by the authorities responsible for its eradication. Among the many discriminated Black African communities, wome

Human Rights and the Pandemic

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has published an infographic on the relevance of human rights recommendations in responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic. You may find the infographic in the link below. https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Events/COVID-19/Infographics/UNITED_KINGDOM_OF_GB_AND_NORTHERN_IRELAND.pdf

UNESCO GEM Report

The 2020 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report COVID-19 is a serious threat to aid to education recovery – launch of the GEM Report’s annual paper on aid to education. A new policy paper by the GEM Report shows that total aid to education reached its highest ever levels in 2018, the latest available year. However, it estimates that global aid is likely to decline by up to US$2 billion from 2018 to 2022 as a result of recession caused by COVID-19, entailing a 12% drop in international support for education. The paper, COVID-19 is a serious threat to aid to education recovery, calls for donors to provide flexible funding so that support to the sector can be realigned and help countries get

Yemen: Inside the World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis

By Jessica Craig From The Eyes Journal: https://www.theeyesjournal.com/post/the-worst-humanitarian-crisis-in-the-world-the-political-and-humanitarian-background-to-yemen-s-cur?fbclid=IwAR0xys4s0Un723Ah59kTKxj7bfaFDByVqCYUQelwaYK61eKt6xH8WN1EeeM Photo taken from the International Rescue Committee: https://www.rescue.org/country/yemen Yemen is experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Five years of civil war, combined with high rates of malnutrition and severe disease outbreaks, has left more than 24 million people (80% of Yemen’s population) in need of humanitarian assistance at a time when aid funding is in decline and left Yemen in a state of extreme vulnerability to COVID-

Focus On: Gender Data

From the UN Women June 2020 Newsletter Take from https://pages.devex.com/index.php/email/emailWebview Check your bias, gender data experts warn Less than 1% of the published research on Ebola and Zika explored the gendered impacts of the outbreaks. There's been a concerted push to not repeat the same mistakes with the COVID-19 pandemic, and to collect more quality data disaggregated by sex, gender, and age. But ongoing data collection work on COVID-19 has some experts like Tessie San Martin, CEO of Plan International USA, wondering about new, widening information gaps — and how to create a more accurate picture of the virus' impact on all people. "We usually talk about making sure that we're

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