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  • PSI Endorses Oxfam report: reward work, not wealth

    22 January 2018

    A new report released by Oxfam and endorsed by economist Jeffery Sachs and PSI, confirms that global inequality is spiraling out of control

  • Brazilian government wants Google's help to approve the pension reform

    19 January 2018

    According to a story published in the newspaper "O Globo", the website would conduct searches for the subject to official government content. The possible association receives criticism for trying to manipulate the population, using personal data of the Internet user and for violating the right of access to information and freedom of expression.

  • Friends of the Earth and Environmental Rights Action join unions in calling for Nigeria to enshrine water as a Human Right

    17 January 2018

    The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has written President Muhammed Buhari on the need to enshrine water as a human right in the Nigerian Constitution.

  • WHO Watch preparatory workshop

    17 January 2018

    The preparatory workshop for the January 2018 WHO Watch commenced on Tuesday 16 January, at the PSI Head Office in Geneva. Fourteen young health activists and academics from across the world are participating in the 4-day workshop, which will equip them to observe and make interventions at the 142nd session of the World Health Organization Executive Board on 22-27 January.

  • Trump's war against immigrants from poor countries (and against human rights)

    16 January 2018

    In only three days, from January 8 to 11, the president of the United States eliminated the Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran immigrants and said that El Salvador, Haiti and African nations are "shithole countries". His words were rejected by many people around the world. The president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) issued two strong statements.

  • Free trade or women's rights?

    12 January 2018

    After 30 years of neoliberal globalization, it has been increasingly acknowledged that austerity, privatization, deregulation of finance, markets and corporations, and trade and investment liberalization have had a devastating and discriminatory impact on women and have driven inequality. Recent large multilateral agreements, designed primarily to enable the unhindered flow of global capital, are significant barriers to the realization of the human rights of women.

  • TOGO: Health Workers On Sit-Down Strike To Mount Pressure on Government to Improve Health Provisions

    08 January 2018

    A sit-down strike action by doctors and hospital practitioners of health centers and public hospitals in Togo has come into force to press home demands for the government to improve living and working conditions in the health sector.