‘Invisible lives behind visible waste’: Experiences of sanitation workers and waste pickers in India

  India’s municipal solid waste management (MSWM) system rests on the back of a faceless workforce, comprising a myriad of actors: sanitation workers in the formal sector are contracted directly by the government municipalities and are responsible for sweeping the streets, cleaning drains and transporting the waste to landfills; door-to-door garbage collectors are often subcontracted […]

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Elder Care during COVID-19 : Reflections from Shanghai

  On January 23, 2020, Wuhan, a Chinese city with over 10 million people, was locked down due to COVID-19. Subsequently, all cities in China instituted the highest level emergency response. The response mandated home isolation, reduced unessential hospital visits, restricted social activities, and the use of personal protection equipment (e.g., face masks) outdoors. We […]

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Can 50 by 30 for road safety be achieved without the equity lens?

  Last week, the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety was held in Stockholm, Sweden (19-20 February 2020). The new proposed target is to reduce road deaths and serious injuries by 50%  in a new decade of SDG action for road safety to 2030, #50by30. To accelerate progress, major funding has been committed to […]

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