Coronavirus further widens India’s devastating gender gap

Asia Pacific Jun 26, 2020

Coronavirus further widens India’s devastating gender gap

Women around the world have been hurt financially by the coronavirus outbreak, but the situation in India, where women suffer from a wide gender gap in employment, wages and education, is more precarious for them than almost anywhere else. Less than a quarter of women ...

How Asia's largest slum chased away COVID-19

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Jun 14, 2020

How Asia's largest slum chased away COVID-19

India’s Dharavi, Asia’s most crowded slum, has gone from coronavirus hot spot to potential success story, offering a model for developing nations struggling to contain the pandemic. Authorities have knocked on 47,500 doors since April to measure temperatures and oxygen levels, screened almost 700,000 people ...

In Dubai, unemployed Filipina feeds other jobless migrants

World Jun 10, 2020

In Dubai, unemployed Filipina feeds other jobless migrants

Feby Dela Pena saw her fellow Filipinos standing in line outside her building in Dubai, waiting for free food. And she was stricken — what if her family, too, had lost their income amid the COVID-19 outbreak? How would she have fed her three ...