UN Secretary-General Statement on Gender-Based Violence and COVID19

  The UN Secretary-General  António Guterres Statement on Gender-Based Violence and COVID19 New York, 5 April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world. I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our shared struggle to overcome the pandemic. I appealed for an end to violence everywhere, now. But violence is not confined to the battlefield. For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest. In their own homes. And so I make a new appeal today for peace at home — and in homes…

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Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2020

Dear Readers, Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! 2020 is the year of quick-witted Rat, who will bring you joy, luck, health and wealth! There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs in the order of Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Named after an animal, each sign has its own unique characteristics related to the corresponding animal. As the first of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, Rat enjoys the fame of being quick-witted and fast in action. It was said that before there was Chinese zodiac, the Jade Emperor in the paradise wanted to select…