North Macedonia’s education in a pandemic: What can we learn?
Going back to education as usual would be short-sighted and self-destructive. Read about what lessons North Macedonia can learn to create an education system that truly resonates with the youth of the country after the pandemic.
Cities use UNESCO global network to share local measures on fighting the virus
Cities across the globe must deal with the pandemic’s impacts on learning and education. From posters to interactive kiosks - read about how well-established lifelong learning systems in cities that are part of the expansive UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities are helping to make it happen.
Social protection for social justice: Putting people first
Vince Chipatuka and Precious Mooze Ngónga explain the importance of promoting social protection as an essential contribution to social transformation in Southern Africa and share recommendations of the Social Compact and Social Justice Partners Conference that was held in March 2020.
Indonesia: Health and social security in a pandemic
Among the dozens of countries currently fighting the COVID-19 pandemic globally, Indonesia holds the highest death rate in Asia. How prepared is their public health sector? Will their current social protection systems be sufficient to face this serious crisis?
The COVID-19 pandemic as a wake-up call: Social protection systems for all
Shahra Razavi expertly narrates what is happening as we face a global crisis, how it is deeply affecting the health sector, work, and the economy, and how it acts as a wake up call for all to adopt social protection floors.
Could Artificial intelligence help bridge India’s societal divide?
Technological innovations have helped us evolve into the beings we are today. However, the turning point in today’s digital society would be the ability of technology to even out the societal fissures and maximise social benefits.
Stuck in the slow lane of the information superhighway
In India, the challenges of online life are not just about access to the internet, but also about how to get the skills and mindset to make the most of that access. Several organizations are helping young and old to make the gear change.
Closing Regulatory Loopholes or Imposing Total Control? A look at China’s system of social credit
China’s social credit system is a highly debated topic for how it treads the fine line between technological advancement and fragile social structures. Genia Kostka discusses its gamification approach and other interesting results from her study.
30 years after German reunification: How gender roles deteriorated to Western standards
The reunification of East and West Germany has long since brought about challenges in deciding which cultural and structural norms were to be followed. The social roles of women with regards to their careers and their families was no exception.
Gender asterisk or not How German media are making their way towards a gender-sensitive language
The battle on the sharp distinction between male and female in the German language has been a long and often losing one for progressives, but this group of female journalists has taken it upon themselves to change that. Learn about the history of the gender asterisk and what’s being done to champion...