Saturday, June 3, 2023

The refugee crisis that has been treated like no other, and three other weekend reads

More than four million Ukrainians have fled their homes since the start of the Russian offensive in their country in February. give it a go Al Jazeera writes that day after day, we see tragic pictures from the war on our screens.

But one aspect remains unrecognized – the welcome of refugees by border guards from neighboring countries, politicians promising help and people hosting homeless Ukrainians. Deng writes that he welcomes these moves, but cannot help but wonder, “Where were these world leaders, corporations and universities when armed invaders attacked and burned my village 11 years ago Where were the goodwill people to be with me instead of being stuck in a refugee camp for a decade?

Deng writes that the war in Sudan stole his family’s future, and points out that according to the United Nations, a much larger number than the entire population of Ukraine have been displaced from their homes around the world.

Read more here.

It’s 2022, so why aren’t there women in Formula 1?

In July 2014, Susie Wolff was the first woman in 22 years to participate in a Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend, but only in practice sessions. Wolff retired in 2015, saying he thought he had gone as far as he could in F1.

Only five women have ever entered an F1 race, writes Hazel Southwell in motorsport, She points out that the barriers women face in entering the sport haven’t really changed over the years. Very few little girls go karting, talent scouts ignore girls, etc.

All endless hurdles aside, she writes, “For female drivers, each and every one of them weighs like ballast in a car, proving not only themselves but their entire gender is fit to compete.”

Read more here.

MNREGA and caste discrimination in Punjab

Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, every rural Indian household is entitled to 100 days of paid work per year of about Rs 260 per year. but a test Jigyasa Mishra For Article 14 This shows that low wages are paid to women, especially Dalits, in Punjab.

Experts say a full 100 days of employment is rarely provided, and sarpanch bias is “common in most parts of the state”.

A worker calculated that she received around Rs 180 per day for working for 80 days, but she could not question the village sarpanch about not getting her dues as she could not fully hire him. could.

It is also difficult for the Scheduled Caste people to get work. “Dalits often do not find work even as agricultural labourers,” a worker told Mishra.

Read more here.

A manifesto to eliminate fossil fuels

The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came on 4 April. It states that most had been expected – that the time to take action is now, and that if we do not, the very existence of human beings will be threatened.

But the report also does offer clear alternatives to fossil fuels, writes Simon Lewis in Guardian, It clearly indicates that the US and Europe have been the world’s biggest polluters through the use of fossil fuels, and notes how far governments have come from the commitments made in the Paris Agreement in 2015.

It also brazenly states that corporations and governments are opposing climate action.

“A path still exists to halve emissions by 2030 and reach near zero by 2050, which will probably meet the 1.5C target,” they write. “It is an optimistic message. The task now is to make it a reality.”

Read more here.

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