For too many children, the fundamental rights to health, safety and well-being often go unprotected or are actively threatened. The unprecedented threat of COVID-19 has left one particular group of children uniquely vulnerable: migrant and asylum-seeking children, especially those at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Prior to COVID-19, nearly 40 million people did not know where they would find their next meal. In the wake of the pandemic, that number has risen to over 60 million and is still climbing. So why haven’t Congress and the Trump administration moved heaven and earth to get SNAP to all those Americans who need it?
Thirty to 40 percent of individuals now visiting their local food banks have never been to one before, and demand for these local banks has soared to roughly seven or eight times higher than average. Most are not equipped to handle this influx.
A group of worldwide volunteer 3D printer owners, Makers for COVID-19 combines technology, creativity and a sense of being part of the solution. And it happens to be run by a teenage girl.
As a public servant, do you continue to provide support to a rogue administration, at the risk of enabling dangerous policies? Or do you leave, abandoning your career and ensuring that whatever good you were able to do is then lost?
A new way to measure the causes and magnitude of gender bias against women leaders in the workplace should make it easier to identify the sources of this kind of sexism and even help eliminate it, according to just-published research.
Two determined Astoria high school juniors have convinced the New York Department of Education to distribute menstrual products at school food-distribution sites during the coronavirus crisis.
COVID-19 is deepening the fault lines in our economic system, entrenching the gendered inequalities that already existed. Now, we are at a crossroads: We can rebuild back towards the status quo, or we can recover towards something more just.
Hospital patients around the world were dying alone, separated from their loved ones whether or not they had COVID-19, because of visitation restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. So after she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of her children: “Bring me home.”
Yesterday marked 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. As the country hits this grim milestone, we wanted to thank the women and men on the front lines and answer:
Who were they? And what can we do with our grief and rage?