Tag Archives: UN sustainable development goals (SDG)

Violence against children carries a huge cost for Africa: governments need to act urgently

Getty Images Rongedzayi Fambasayi, North-West University Every day, millions of children experience violence in one form or another. It is a global problem that cuts across colour, class, educational status, income, ethnicity and origin. It has immediate, long term and irreparable impacts on the life, survival, physical and psychosocial development and well-being of children. Violence against children also has financial …

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Putting an end to billions in fishing subsidies could improve fish stocks and ocean health

Industrial fishing trawlers stocking up on unsustainable quantities of fish. (Shutterstock) Daniel Skerritt, University of British Columbia Global fish catches are fluctuating near the highest levels ever reported, while the fraction of fish stocks that are sustainable has never been lower. Nevertheless, governments spent US$22 billion of public money on harmful fisheries subsidies in 2018. These harmful subsidies fund the …

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