LGBTQ+: Global attitudes towards LGBT people
Different factors shape popular attitudes towards LGBT communities within a given country. In states with heavy religious overtones, like Poland and Russia for instance, the general population is less likely to accept that gay people should be broadly accepted by society. Meanwhile, residents in nations where right-leaning politics dominate are also less likely to support the LGBT community’s rights, according to a Pew study. But global attitudes are shifting somewhat: in Japan, where conservative ideas about gender identity and sexual orientation have long dominated, 68 percent of Japanese now think gay people should be fully accepted by society, up from 54 percent in 2002. We take a look at attitudes in select countries from 2002-2019.
HAITI: “Ingegnere italiano rapito ha bisogno di farmaci”
Il meno si parla, il meno si commenta, il meno la media segue i sequestri meglio è …..ma non accadrà mai. Comunicare un sequestro è certamente dovere di cronaca ma nel commentare l’accaduto in continuazione si commetti un errore grave. Il rischio sequestro è basso ma può succedere quindi il massimo di attenzione sempre.
WARNING OVER PILOTS’ MENTAL HEALTH
Warning over pilots’ mental health as planes return to skies
Airlines are overlooking the mental health and wellbeing of pilots and other aviation workers in their scramble to get planes flying again, according to researchers.
Many aviation workers experienced anxiety, stress and depression during Covid-19 lockdowns, but they report feeling discouraged from acknowledging problems or seeking help, creating potential safety hazards and health problems.
The warning this week from the Lived Experience and Wellbeing Project – a Trinity College Dublin hub that studies aviation worker wellbeing and the impact on performance and flight safety – came as airlines across the world increase flights and start rehiring pilots and crew.
US INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ORDERED TO INVESTIGATE THE ORIGINS OF COVID-19
How can the world prepare for a future pandemic when it does not know for sure where the current one came from?
Beijing is unhappy about President Joe Biden’s May 26th request that US intelligence investigate the origins of Covid-19 and deliver a report to the White House within 90 days. China’s government criticised America’s perusal of a “conspiracy theory”: that the coronavirus responsible for covid-19 emerged from a research institute in the city of Wuhan. President Joe Biden has given intelligence agencies another 90 days to investigate the “lab-leak” hypothesis, after a previous report proved inconclusive. A statement on the website of China’s American embassy recommends instead investigating “secretive bases and biological laboratories all over the world.”
PRESIDENT BAH NDAW OF MALI ARRESTED
Bah Ndaw and his prime minister were seized by soldiers loyal to the vice-president, Assimi Goita. The army has dominated the interim government installed by a coup last August, when Colonel Goita toppled the previous president. The UN called for Mr Ndaw’s immediate release. Instability hampers the west African country’s efforts to contain a spreading jihadist insurgency.
Mali’s “civilian” government has rather a lot of soldiers
IATA TRAVEL PASS
Produced by Enrico Vergani’s Shipping and Transport Focus Team at Bonelli Erede, this timely analysis is very precise and I strongly advice reading it. Pyramid Temi Group has been following the development of the Pass closely for some time now – it seems to be a very interesting and valid solution.
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FUTURE HEALTH RISKS
It’s not just covid-19: health services in Africa
Fears have been rising this week that the covid-19 vaccination campaign in Africa is stalling. Many countries suffer shortages of jabs. Others have stocks they cannot use. Malawi has destroyed almost 20,000 expired doses; South Sudan plans to bin 59,000. But, with less publicity, the pandemic also threatens to unravel decades of progress in routine immunisation campaigns for other diseases.
In a recent survey conducted by the World Health Organisation, nearly 40% of countries worldwide are experiencing disruptions to vaccinations. Sixty mass immunisation campaigns, 23 of which are for measles, are currently postponed. These delays could put around 228m people at risk of measles and other diseases including diphtheria, polio and yellow fever.
The pandemic hinders disease prevention in other ways too. Draconian lockdown measures, abuses by law enforcement and the economic slump caused by covid-19 threaten to spread infections. The epidemics of tomorrow may be caused by the pandemic of today.
INDONESIA SEEN AT RISK OF COVID-19 ‘TIMEBOMB’ AFTER EID TRAVEL
Indonesia set up roadblocks on Monday to screen for COVID-19 among travellers returning from Muslim holidays, as fears rose that mass gatherings and virus variants could trigger a surge of new cases in the world’s fourth most populous nation.
PEACE AND SECURITY AT RISK IF AFRICAN ECONOMIES ARE LEFT BEHIND
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday warned that peace, security and global stability are in danger if the world’s economic superpowers do not contribute to Africa’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.
CYBER RISK DURING TRAVEL
While travellers may have altered their accommodation preferences due to the pandemic, they are not properly translating that same increased cautiousness into their digital safety.
No alternative to vaccine passports, says Dubai airport boss
Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths told the BBC: “I don’t think there is an alternative”, adding that “We need to get into risk management rather than risk avoidance.”
La rapidità con cui la situazione in Colombia è degenerata in una violenza diffusa dovrebbe ricordarci l’importanza di monitorare la situazione nei paesi che i nostri viaggiatori stanno per visitare o dove sono già presenti.
Se il disordine sociale è in aumento, la questione del “dovrebbe avvenire la visita” assume un’…[Leggi tutto]
PROTEGENDO I VIAGGIATORI LBGTQ+
Il recente caso di due donne transgender incarcerate per accuse di omosessualità evidenzia la questione delle preoccupazioni per i viaggiatori LBGTQ +.
L’omosessualità rimane un crimine in un gran numero di paesi, ma oltre alle leggi locali c’è anche il problema delle molestie e dell’aggressione.
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