Since she and her husband lost their jobs because of the pandemic, Ilma Silva Santos, a construction worker from the slums of Salvador in northeastern Brazil, has been feeding her family of five thanks to government relief payments – now set to expire at the end of the year.
Brazil's poor fear looming end of COVID emergency cash
US Supreme Court justices appeared wary of barring lawsuits against American companies over alleged human rights abuses abroad but signaled they could toss out a case accusing Cargill Inc. and a Nestle SA subsidiary of knowingly helping perpetuate slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms.
US Supreme Court justices question human rights claims against food companies
Commemorating the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on December 2, the United Nations secretary-general highlighted the impact of the contemporary forms of slavery, underscoring that such abhorrent practices have no space in the 21st century.
World cannot accept slavery in 21st century: UN chief
Naela Abu Jibba, 39, a mother of five, is among hundreds of women in Gaza who could not find jobs in an economy on the brink of collapse.
Gaza women break down work barriers amid Israeli siege
New Zealand’s Islamic community has told the Christchurch massacre inquiry that it knew it was “vulnerable” to a terror attack.
Islamic group says it 'asked for help' before Christchurch attack
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad said the coronavirus pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.”
Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking
A record 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection next year, a near- 40 percent increase on 2020 which is “almost entirely from COVID-19”, the UN’s under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Tuesday.
UN appeals for $35b to help world’s ‘most vulnerable and fragile’ in 2021
French activists fear that a proposed new security law will deprive them of a potent weapon against abuse – cellphone videos of police activity – threatening their efforts to document possible cases of police brutality, especially in impoverished immigrant neighborhoods.
Uproar in France over proposed limits on filming police
In the Canary Islands, 2020 will be remembered as more than just the year of the coronavirus.
'This lack of humanity can't go on': Canary Islands struggle with huge rise in migration

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