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Hi, this is Megha. Today, we are bringing you international Geneva’s reactions to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. We also have insights from a recent study by two UN agencies calling for gender parity in politics and public institutions for inclusive crises response.

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Megha Kaveri


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Protestors holding up a sign in front of the Capitol building in the US. (Credit: Gayatri Malhotra/Unsplash)

International Geneva reacts to Roe v. Wade. A flurry of statements were released by high-level UN officials, agencies and NGOs alike in Geneva following the controversial overturn of Roe v. Wade. The landmark court case, decided in 1973, constitutionally protected abortion rights in the United States. Fearing that the US Supreme Court’s decision could lead to more anti-abortion rhetoric, international Geneva is preparing to mobilise.

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More women in public office means gender-inclusive crisis response. A recent UNDP-UN Women report provides insights on the gender disparity in Covid-19 response policies framed by 226 countries and territories. The study analyses the role of women leadership, strong democracy, feminist movements and technology in gender-inclusion in policy making.

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Ukraine stories

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Anna Heyko, Kharkiv resident, administrator of Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University’s website and Facebook page (Credit: Myroslava Opanasyk)

‘Help Ukraine like it’s your own country’. The Swiss city of Lugano will host the international Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) on 4-5 July. We asked eight Ukrainians of various walks of life about their expectations from the event.

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Censorship and unfaithful husbands. Kira did not flee Ukraine when the war started. More than the bombings, it is the new habits that affect her the most. Between censorship, air raid sirens and infidelity, her confidences to her childhood friend, journalist Yana Sadivska, are a source of great concern.

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