Covid-19 has aggravated existing societal inequalities. One issue which has been brought to light is that of period poverty. Period poverty exists and is exacerbated by Covid-19 and the virus has revealed the cracks in our system. One of these cracks is the lack of support and supplies for people who have periods.
In a decades-long dispute between China and India over a border region, tensions have escalated with troops being moved to their borders after a number of skirmishes.
In the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012 the Black Lives Matter movement has since become a prominent organisation advocating against police brutality. Now after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the movement has become more widespread as it tries to tackle institutional police violence and rigid police union tactics.
Climate cases worldwide have had symbolic value and created developments and clarifications in their own countries in several jurisdictions. Although national litigation has a role to play, it is limited in scope. In order to have a strategy effective overall to climate change, a multi-dimensional approach is also needed.
Covid-19 has thrown into the spotlight the inequalities which persist in today’s world. It has, in particular, highlighted the inequalities faced by persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are both directly and indirectly impacted by lockdown measures, which have been implemented across the globe.
Fast fashion has long been criticized. The Covid-19 pandemic is exposing the fragility of the economic system in which fast fashion operates. This is clear from brands which have been cancelling orders already produced, leaving garment workers in their supply chains without a job and salary – Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and New Look are some of the culprits.