Links I Liked

Some fine gallows humour from Naila Kabeer. ‘Clearly the Taliban have not caught up with the feminist critique of ‘manels’.’ Anyone care to add the David Hasselhof meme?

How did Covid-19 affect women’s autonomy & access to healthcare in Pakistan?

From 2020 to 2021, as a car crash. Ht Josh Warburton

This is Nuts. ‘Europe receiving 10M COVID-19 vaccine doses produced in South Africa.’

You may have missed this bit of good news (in terms of process) amid all the doom scrolling. Zambia election: Opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema declared winner by electoral commission. Not even close – 2.8m votes v 1.8m. An orderly transition, and a possible $5m windfall from Mo Ibrahim may ease the pain for the departing President Lungu (look forward to the attribution discussion on that one)

Share of population behind bars (rank) ht Conrad Hackett

#1 US

2 El Salvador

3 Turkmenistan

4 Rwanda

5 Cuba

19 Brazil

23 Turkey

26 Russia

66 Saudi Arabia

87 Mexico

92 New Zealand

141 Canada

189 Norway (why is it always Norway?)

A new initiative on climate change and humanitarian crisis, was launched last week. ‘Climate change will lead to more, larger, humanitarian crises. It may also lead to new types of crisis, for which the global response system is not prepared.’ 

Explanatory vid here

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3 Responses to “Links I Liked”
  1. John Sayer

    Hi Duncan, did you do due diligence before your plug for ‘The CHC Initiative’ (on the website) and ‘Prepare’ (on the video you generously describe as ‘explanatory’)? The website has no information on background, aims, related organizations and it ends: “© 2018 Your Company.” The initiative may be the start of something valuable, but needs to prepare a bit more information before it appeals for our support and participation.

    • Duncan Green

      Fair question John, but Paul Knox Clarke, who has featured before on the blog, and who I know as a reliable analyst on all things humanitarian, is in charge, so unless I’ve made a horrible mistake, I think it’s all good.

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