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The most read blogs of 2020 are about…(surprise!) Covid-19

From gender equality to human rights, climate change to the economy — one topic covered our top blogs this year: Covid-19  


Wedding season hits a hitch in Kosovo*

A big share of the Kosovo economy revolves around the summertime return of the diaspora, halted by the pandemic.  


Frozen in time: a traditional Kyrgyz village struggles without tourists

With the pandemic hitting tourism hard, this village’s growing industry is struggling  


In Armenia, families brave the second wave - and an uncertain future

From the capital to the villages, take an intimate journey into the homes and lives of three families feeling the pandemic.  


In a Georgian settlement, one woman’s fight against an unsettling crisis

On the frontlines in this settlement for internally displaced people is a dentist trying to keep her patients and community healthy.  


Amidst lockdowns, rural life in Serbia turns sour

In rural Serbia, many make a living from dairy farming. But as prices for milk or cheese sharply fell, as did their market, and many families are hurting.  


We need to talk about how Covid-19 is affecting human rights

As the pandemic rages on, here are four areas of growing concern for human rights.  


Using social media to advocate for sustainable change through protest

Limiting solidarity to online engagement, without addressing issues directly with governments, could actually limit the potential to achieving sustainable change.  


In a global pandemic, do we still have a right to privacy?

When it comes to balancing measures that could help track COVID-19 and contain the virus and safeguard privacy of individuals, where is the line?  


Amidst Coronavirus pandemic, UNDP rings the alarm on domestic violence

Coronavirus pandemic is having a heavy toll on the safety and security of many women. UNDP Albania is working to improve support to survivors of domestic violence.  

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