New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously passed the Equal Pay Amendment Bill that ensures that women in historically underpaid female-dominated industries receive the same remuneration as men in different but equal-value work.
The new program is expected to divert 10 million tons, roughly 15% of all of the country’s waste, from landfills. To accomplish this goal, it will improve the efficiency of its recycling systems, while also facilitating the reuse of old products to manufacture new ones.
226 of South Korea’s 228 local government declared a climate emergency earlier this month. The South Korean towns, cities, and districts join local governments from more than 30 countries around the world in doing so.
Sudan has among the highest rates of FGM in the world, with roughly 87% of the female population having undergone the brutal intervention.
South Korea, well ahead of the curve compared to many countries in its COVID-19 response efforts, also leads the way in touting renewable energy investments as a way to lead us back to thriving, secure economies.
Glasgow has announced a new goal of completely eliminating all unnecessary plastics by the year 2030 and eliminate all single use plastics by 2022.
The highest court in Ecuador has ruled in favor of the legalization of same-sex unions, in a major victory for the LGBTQ community.
The UK government has committed to net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, making it the first country with a major economy to create such a deadline.
In the landmark ruling, the southern African nation’s High Court rejected sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations and impose up to seven years in prison.
Family violence, mental health needs, and child poverty are all at the center of New Zealand’s new ‘wellbeing’ budget, with billions being newly allocated to causes that relate to the overall wellbeing of New Zealanders.