Rio+ 20: How ‘green’ is Green Economy?

February 14, 2012
Farida Akhter
Rio+ 20: How ‘green’ is Green Economy?

This June in Rio de Janeiro, the world leaders are going to meet in a summit called Rio+ 20 to mark two important events of the last two decades; the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED),
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Women: the targeted but invisible victims of tobacco

May 31, 2011
Farida Akhter
Women: the targeted but invisible victims of tobacco

Tobacco consumption and anti-tobacco campaign have so far been limited to men only. Women were seen neither as victims nor active users of tobacco products. The women’s movement has also ignored the issue. On the contrary, some form of feminism (not all) has been associated with smoking as being a sign of smartness and...
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