One in three women have suffered physical or sexual violence. With contributions from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, we look at how this shadow pandemic affects every corner of the world.
US primaries. Trump wins all 5 states and gets closer to the nomination
On 26 April, billionaire Donald Trump swept 5 US states. On the Democratic side, Clinton won over Sanders 4 states to 1.
There’s almost no doubt left. The April 26 “Super Tuesday” brought Donald Trump closer to the Republican nomination to run for the US presidential elections.
The candidate, which is a climate change denier, proposes “more guns”, wants to build walls at borders and believes torture is useful, has notched 5 other victories up. The voters of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland demonstrated they prefer Trump over his rivals, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Trump considers himself the nominee: “It’s over”
Trump received more than half the vote in every state, exceeding 60 per cent in some states. Thus, his opponents’ alliance was not enough to thwart Trump. “I consider myself the presumptive nominee,” the magnate said. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s over.”
However, less favourable states to Trump will soon be involved in primaries. First of all, Indiana will vote next week. Therefore, it is still not certain if Trump will secure the 1,237 delegates he needs to become the GOP (Grand Old Party) presidential candidate.
Hillary Clinton gets closer to the nomination
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton continues winning big. She dominated in all states except Rhode Island, won by Bernie Sanders. Thus, she is likely to become the Democratic nominee as her rival should obtain as much as 85 per cent of delegates to defeat her.
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reminded us of the gravity of violence against women around the world, and of the Istanbul Convention’s utmost importance.
President Erdoğan has pulled Turkey out of the Istanbul Convention, key in the fight against gender violence, claiming that it favours the LGBT community rather than family values.
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The pandemic and its restrictions are affecting everyone, without exceptions. However factors like housing, income inequalities, gender, access to technology and working conditions are influencing how people experience the health crisis.
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