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India says there's to be no Lipstick Under My Burkha

India blocks an award-winning anti-patriarchy Oxfam film because it's “lady orientated” and has “contentious sexual scenes [and] audio pornography.”
from Oxfam on Feb 24, 2017.

What role for INGOs in digital development?

Matt Haikin looks at new research on the role of INGOs in an increasingly digital world.
from Oxfam on Feb 23, 2017.

Wi-Fi going strong despite spread of 4G

Increasing 4G availability is driving up global average mobile data speeds, but many consumers continue to rely on Wi-Fi networks to access the mobile internet, says a new report.
from Mobile World on Feb 22, 2017.

South Sudan's man-made famine 'an international failure'

South Sudan's man-made famine reflects collective failure to heed countless warnings, says Emma Jane Drew, Oxfam's humanitarian programme manager in the country.
from Oxfam on Feb 21, 2017.

Ecuador to vote on use of tax havens

On 19 February Ecuadoreans will vote for or against a ban on politicians and civil servants having assets or companies in tax havens. It's a world first.
from New Internationalist on Feb 17, 2017.

Gates: abortion ‘gag rule’ endangers millions of women and children

Bill Gates fears President Trump’s “global gag rule,” blocking funds to organisations that offer abortion advice and care, may endanger millions of woman and children.
from The Verge on Feb 15, 2017.

Man-made wastes reach 7 miles deep

The Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the Earth, is infiltrated with man-made waste and pollutants, says a British biologist.
from Science Times on Feb 14, 2017.

Those who cause famine must be held to account

International law should include an offence of 'creating a famine'.
from The Conversation on Feb 10, 2017.

$2.1 billion sought to stave off Yemen famine

An appeal has been launched for $2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen in 2017.
from UN on Feb 9, 2017.

Aircon manufacturer ranked China's top businesswoman

Forbes China's latest annual ranking of the top 100 outstanding businesswomen in China is topped by Dong Mingzhu, president of the country’s biggest air-conditioner maker.
from Quartz on Feb 7, 2017.
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