09.11.2021, UN News
Uphold safety, human rights on Belarus-Poland border, UN agencies urge
The border became a flash point after the European Union imposed sanctions on Belarus on the basis of alleged human rights violations, following the crackdown on protests, and the forcing down of a commercial flight between two EU nations by Belarus in May, in order to remove a leading dissident, according to news reports. In contact with both Governments, UNHCR and IOM are calling for “an urgent resolution” to the confrontational situation along with “immediate and unhindered access” to provide humanitarian assistance and other forms of protection.
(Un)Equal Pay Day: for a decade now the gap remains the same in EU
Women have 14% lower salaries and 30% lower pensions.
The EU’s Equal Pay Day falls on 10 November and it is supposed to mark the day when women stop getting paid, until the end of the year, compared to their male colleagues for the same job. The EU announcement adds the word ‘symbolically’, but unfortunately it is actually literally that women work at least two extra months for free.